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Internal funding opportunity: ESRC Impact Fund (deadline: 5th February 2018)

The Impact Fund provides flexible funding for impact projects in social science disciplines, where impact activities could not have been foreseen or from newly emerging insights in social science research and collaborations.

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EDCTP Clinical trials to reduce health inequities in pregnant women, newborns and children (deadline: 13th October 2017)

The objective of this call is to accelerate the adaption and/or optimisation of treatment and prevention products (excluding vaccines) for PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa for use in pregnant women, newborns and/or children. This call is restricted to the following diseases: HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory infections.

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British Academy/DfID Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Programme (deadline: 15th November 2017)

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers based anywhere in the world to develop interdisciplinary projects which enhance the development of more effective policies and interventions aimed at reducing corruption in developing countries. This programme is supported by a British Academy's partnership with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID).

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British Academy Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects (deadline: 11th October 2017)

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers across all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities to develop international interdisciplinary research projects with development impact, in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences.

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British Academy The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK's International Challenges (deadline: 11th October 2017)

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop interdisciplinary projects which bear on our understanding of the UK’s international challenges and opportunities (past, present and future). Proposals which relate to the themes of Conflict, Stability & Security; Europe’s Futures; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Urban Futures are particularly welcome. This call for proposals is the second round of this scheme, following a first round last year.

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RAE GCRF Africa Catalyst (deadline: 23th October 2017)

This capacity-building programme is under the remit of the Royal Academy of Engineering as a delivery partner for the Global Challenges Research Fund. The aim of GCRF Africa Catalyst is to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa so that they can effectively promote the profession, share best practise and increase local engineering capacity, to help drive development.

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Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowships (deadline: 9th November 2017)

Enabling established researchers based at a UK higher education institution to spend a period of time in overseas research centres, to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas.

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Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (deadline: 30th November 2017)

This scheme offers research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

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Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (deadline: 30th November 2017)

This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

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Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (deadline: 27th November 2017)

This scheme enables researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) 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.

 

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Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.

 

Contact us

Programme Manager (Dr Sara Serradas Duarte): coordinator@gci.cam.ac.uk​.