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Cambridge Global Food Security

A Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge

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Open Funding Calls


Restricted Call*: Leverhulme Research Centres 2018 UK universities are invited to bid to establish a Centre, funde for up to £1m per year for 5010 years to conduct innovative research of the highest intellectual & academic ambition. Cambridge (internal) deadline: 1 Oct 2017. Deadline 9 Jan 2018.

Restricted Call* ESRC Transformative Research 2017-18 Up to £250k per project for up to 24 months, to stimulate genuinely transformative research at the frontiers of social sciences. Deadline 31 Oct 2017.

Restricted Call*  GCRF Call: Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries £8m-£20m available for each Hub over 5 years, starting 1 Dec 2018. Intention to submit due 29 Sept 2017, outline proposals by 9 Nov 2017.


*Restricted Call Information for Cambridge Researchers: The University of Cambridge runs an internal selection process for calls where the number of applications per institution is limited. Contact the Initiative Coordinator for further details on this process for any specific call. 



The UK Global Food Security programme lists all interdisciplinary research calls relevant to food security here.

In addition, the feed below from Research Professional may show other calls of interest.




The Global Youth Video Competition invites young people around the world to submit short videos showcasing what they are doing to combat climate change. Open to young people 18-30. Deadline 18 August 2017.

International prize for alimentation. Prize of €100k to reward mid-career scientists for pioneering research in food choice and determinants. Danone Institute. Deadline 15 Sept deadline 2017.


Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

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Upcoming events

GM Food: What's the Problem?

Oct 17, 2017

Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Before the Flood, with expert Q&A

Oct 20, 2017

Seminar Room 1, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

What's stopping your diet being more sustainable?

Oct 24, 2017

Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Total Food 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Institute of Food Research, Norwich, NR4 7UA

REAP Conference 2017

Nov 07, 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton

Upcoming events