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Cambridge Global Challenges


R2HC's annual Call for Proposals will open in June 2018 (webinar 5th June)

Annual open call for proposals to improve public health outcomes in humanitarian crises. The 2018 call opens on 5th June. Priority themes to be announced in summer 2018.

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UKRI pre-call announcement: Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge (demonstrator, concept and design deadline: 25th July 2018)

UK Research & Innovation has announced a fund for research and industry to develop future smart energy systems and prove their use at scale.

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New call for applications for British Academy's TUKIC 2018 Awards due to launch soon

The tackling the UK's International Challenges Programme (TUKIC) brings together original interdisciplinary research ideas from the humanities and social sciences to bear on our understanding of the international challenges and opportunities which the UK has faced, is facing and will face.

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Pre-announcement: BBSRC/NERC-CONICET Joint Awards for AMR in the Environment (opening: October 2018)

Development of tools and solutions to tackle the development and transmission of antimicrobial resistance in the environment that may pose a significant threat to human health.

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NERC/UK Aid Pre-Call: Global antimicrobial resistance innovation fund (deadline: TBA)

The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding and will continue to lead the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The funding will be delivered via four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF).

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Pre-Call announcement: next call for ERC Consolidator Grants due summer 2018

European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD.

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Pre-Call announcement: next round of ERC Starting Grants due to open in Summer 2018

European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants are designed to support early career researchers with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD.

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ESRC Pre-Call: New Phase of National Centre for Research Methods 2019-2024 (EOI: 18th Oct 2018)

The Economic and Social Research Council ESRC is commissioning a new phase of its National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), presenting an exciting opportunity for a team to develop and deliver a strategy for methods training and capacity-building in the social sciences.

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US/UK/Canada Humanitarian grand challenge 'Creating hope in conflict' expected to open in 2019

The US Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Grand Challenges Canada, under their humanitarian grand challenge, will invite applications for their grand challenge on creating hope in conflict. The next call is expected to open in early 2019.

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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.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...