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Cambridge Global Challenges


The awards are part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries and providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

Many congratulations to:

  • TIGR2ESS (Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies), led by Professor Howard Griffiths (Department of Plant Sciences)
  • CAPABLE (Cambridge Programme to Assist Bangladesh in Lifestyle and Environmental risk reduction), led by Professor John Danesh (Department of Public Health and Primary Care).

Please read more about TIGR2ESS and about CAPABLE here and learn about upcoming GCRF funding opportunities here.

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

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