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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.

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...