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Cambridge Global Challenges


Assists early-career researchers to secure their first major element of research funding.


Newly employed university lecturers, lecturer level equivalent fellows whose awards were secured in open competition, and researchers in Research Council Institutes at the unified Research Council Band E or its equivalent.

Applicants must not have received competitive research funding from any source, as a Principal Investigator, that included post-doctoral research assistant staff support costs.

Our Committees assess applications against the same criteria as other responsive mode proposals; however, research potential rather than track record will be taken into account.


Information on eligibility is available in the BBSRC grants guide and eligibility enquires sections.

For queries relating to eligibility please contact BBSRC by .

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...