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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

This joint scheme by the Royal Society (RS) and the Wellcome Trust (WT) supports research ranging from the molecules and cells vital to life and their role in the global spread of disease, to clinical and public health research seeking to improve the quality of healthcare.

It can be based in the laboratory, clinic or field, and may involve experimental or theoretical approaches.

Eligibility

Applicants must have an eligible sponsoring host organisation in the UK with the support of the relevant Head of Department, or equivalent e.g. Centre Director, Head of School, etc., who can guarantee that applicants will be supported in developing their own independent career and that adequate space and resources will be provided for the duration of the award.

If the proposal includes fieldwork or research in a low- or middle-income country, applicants may be required to identify an appropriate Head of Department, or equivalent (e.g. Director of Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme), in the pertinent overseas organisation.

Level of funding

Unless stated otherwise, the following costs may be requested:

  • a basic salary for the Fellow, as determined by the host organisation; an additional Wellcome Trust enhancement of £7,500 per annum will also be provided
  • research expenses, including research assistance if required (normally a graduate research assistant or technician; requests for additional research staff may be considered where fieldwork or clinical studies in a low- or middle-income country are proposed)
  • travel and subsistence for collaborative travel or scientifically justified overseas visits of normally up to one year
  • overseas allowances, where appropriate, for applicants working in low- or middle-income countries for 12 months or more.

 

For further details on eligibility and exclusion criteria and the application process please see the Royal Society website.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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