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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Open Funding Calls


BBSRC FTMA Industry Placements call: Deadline extended to 19th Jan

  • The University’s Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA) supports the exchange of personnel, perspectives and knowledge, skills and expertise between the academic and industrial sectors.
  • Funding of up to £15,000 is available for industry placements, for BBSRC-remit early career researchers.
  • Please contact Vibhuti Patel for further details.


ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Fund

  • Funding to enhance the impact of Cambridge social science research. Primary research is not supported. Details.
  • Funding of £10,000 to £20,000 is available for projects to be completed by 31st March 2019.
  • To take part in the internal selection process, submit your application form and a support letter from the Department that will host the project to by 5pm on 5th February 2018


Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme 2017-18

  • Funding supports independent researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences across the University to conduct small-scale research activities that will enable them to bid for larger-scale funding from external sponsors/ generate publications.
  • Three tiers: Newton Trust Small grants – up to £1,500; Standard grants - £1,000-£10,000; Paris Sciences et Lettres/ Exchange grants - £1,000-£10,000. Details. Queries.
  • Apply online at by 1st March 2018.


EPSRC IAA Postdoctoral Placements

  • Funding for EPSRC-funded postdocs to take up short-term placements in industry, public sector or third sector, in order to apply their research knowledge in a different context. Details.
  • Funding covers salary and travel costs for up to three months (full or part time).
  • Applications considered on a rolling basis. Submit application to using the IAA form together with a letter of support from the partner organisation confirming the details of their involvement.


*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

UCCRI Early Career Researcher Programme events

Jan 26, 2018

David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

Vertical Sustainable Growing Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture

Feb 23, 2018

Hasse Fen, Soham, Cambridgeshire

Food for Thought: Innovating in an Innovation-Antipathetic Sector

Feb 27, 2018

Judge Business School, Cambridge CB2 1AG

Food Industry Innovation 2018

Mar 07, 2018

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester

Plastics in the Ocean: Challenges and Solutions

Mar 07, 2018

Aurora Cambridge, CB3 OET

Upcoming events