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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Early Career Researcher Travel Fund

The 2017 Travel Fund is now closed to applications. We will be announcing a second round of funding in 2018.

The Initiative is pleased to have received funding from the Isaac Newton Trust to provide travel grants, on a competitive basis, to its members in 2017. 



Congratulations to the successful 2017 applicants:

William Summers Department of Plant Sciences
Ana Bravo Department of Plant Sciences
Erasmus zu Ermgassen Department of Zoology
Dr Ksenia Gerasimova Centre of Development Studies
Josephine Chambers Department of Geography
Laura Bouvet NIAB
Kirsten van Fossen Institute for Manufacturing
Amy Yau CEDAR, MRC Epidemiology Unit


Here's what our funding recipients said about their travel experiences:

“The exposure to the corporate science indirectly led to a post-doc offer that I have since accepted, to begin in February 2018.”

My visits were fantastic opportunities to raise awareness about my research. In both places, I gave presentations of my research and received valuable feedback.” 

It has helped me develop new skills, including a deeper understanding of how to communicate science to different groups.”

“I established new contacts with UK-based public health researchers, with potential opportunities to collaborate on future projects. I also gained new perspectives by attending talks on a wide range of topics.”

“I was delighted to meet researchers from all over the world working on different topics within my field. It was a very insightful experience and it opened my mind to new ideas.”






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