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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Call for Action

Cambridge Global Challenges works with colleagues from across Cambridge and partners in Official Development Assistance (ODA)-target countries towards the response to our strategic themes in these countries. CGC can support your work in multiple ways:

To join an ongoing project

There are many relevant projects ongoing around the University, please do not hesitate to get in touch ( if we can facilitate your contribution to any of these.

To propose a new project and invite collaboration from the Cambridge Global Challenges community

If more appropriate for the case of the project that you would like to initiate, please do not hesitate to get in touch with CGC directly (

To advance your project

Cambridge Global Challenges ( offers support to work addressing challenges faced by Official Development Assistance (ODA)-target countries around partnership-building, research design, preparation of funding applications and research implementation (further details here). 

We work closely with the University teams – including the University' Schools, Strategic Research Initiatives, Interdisciplinary Research Centres, Knowledge Transfer FacilitatorsCUDAR and the Communications Team – around specific project needs (eg: funding, administrative support, publicity, legal/regulatory/IP advice, equipment, laboratory space). 


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) 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 Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the IRC's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Learn how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research here.


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