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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at 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* ESRC New Investigator Grants for candidates with max. 4 years’ postdoctoral experience. £100-300k grants available for up to 5 years. Cambridge applicants for the July 2018 deadline must submit internal selection form by 5pm, 27 Nov.


*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.





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

Cambridge Global Food Security is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at 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

Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitoes: A One Health Perspective on Emerging Diseases

Nov 29, 2017

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 3JX

Nutri-Inno 2017

Dec 04, 2017

Cambridge (various locations)

Sensors for Food and Agriculture

Dec 05, 2017

Møller Centre, Cambridge

Upcoming events