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Current Open Calls

We provide a selection of the latest research for Conservation funding opportunities in the University and UK: focusing on major initiatives, but also including relevant small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships. This is not exhaustive and researchers are directed to Recent open calls 


University of Cambridge/ affiliated institutions only ALBORADA Research Fund 2019 Awards of between £1,000-£20,000 for research costs, travel, and training activities in all disciplines that initiate or strengthen research collaborations with sub-Saharan African institutions. Deadline 2 Sept.

BBSRC-NERC-GCRF Sustainable Enhancement of Agriculture and Aquaculture. To support the translation of research in Low and Middle Income Countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Asia and South-Eastern Asia regions. A total of £3.4m available, for projects lasting up to 24 months. Deadline 18 Sept.

GCRF Challenge Clusters – a two stage call that will provide seed funding for around 20 initial projects of up to £150k each, then £1m-£2m for 6-8 projects in a second stage. Challenge Clusters should bring together current/former GCRF projects, along with partners from NGOs, industry, charity, civil society and other policy makers to accelerate impact against a specific global challenge. Cambridge applicants please submit internal form to Research Strategy Office by 10 Sept. Funder deadline 24 Sept



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