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International Development Research @ Cambridge


The Wellcome Trust (WT) supports researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.

The Open Research Fund invites proposals that develop, pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to making health research more open

Examples of activities that will be considered include (but are not limited to): 

  • making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)  
  • developing open platforms or tools 
  • improving research reproducibility
  • speeding up ways to find and share data 
  • looking at the role blockchain technology could play
  • testing new metrics 
  • embedding incentives 
  • developing crowdsourcing approaches to increase participation in research.


These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members from anywhere in the world.  You can apply if you’re based at:

  • an academic research organisation (career stages: postdoctoral research, leading a research programme, returning to research)
  • a not-for-profit body
  • a private sector organisation.  

Level of funding

Up to £50,000 for up to one year.


Further information is available form the funder's website.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​