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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 2018

The Cambridge Global Food Security IRC's 2018 Early Career Researcher Travel Fund is now closed.




Funds are provided by the Isaac Newton Trust and the Cambridge Global Food Security IRC.

This year we received a high volume of applications.


Harriet Hunt Archaeology
Arsalan Ghani Engineering
Rachel Carmenta Geography
Miriam Alvarado MRC Epidemiology Unit
Mohammad Sayeem MRC Epidemiology Unit
Funmi Ladejobi NIAB/Plant Sciences
Tobias Barber NIAB/Plant Sciences
Trisna Tungadi Plant Sciences
Maria Huete-Ortega Plant Sciences
José Ciro Martínez Politics and International Studies
Thomas Wileman Veterinary Medicine
Sarah Luke Zoology
Michael Pashkevich  Zoology
Harriet Bartlett Zoology and Veterinary Medicine


We will be holding a Travel Showcase and Networking Event in early 2019 that we encourage all awardees to attend, and give a short presentation about their travels - using only their photographs - in order to share their experiences. There will be a prize for the best presentation.



Here's what our 2017 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 a virtual 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

Early Career Researcher Networking Event and Travel Showcase

Dec 14, 2018

Tom Ap Rees Room and Library, Department of Plant Sciences

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