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Cambridge Global Challenges


Launched in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Digital Impact Grants support research and innovation to strengthen the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources in civil society. A total funding pool of $200,000 is set aside for 2017 grants and it is anticipated making between 5 and 15 grants, although number and size will depend on the applicant pool.

Digital Impact Grants is seeking proposals for two types of projects: scholarly research and sector advancement. Proposals should have broad application for improving knowledge, practices, and outcomes across the social sector.  

Grantees will benefit from mentorship and networking with the Digital Impact, Digital Civil Society Lab, and greater Stanford PACS communities, including past and fellow grantees!  

New for 2017: Digital Impact Grants is now accepting proposals from nonprofits and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

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.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​