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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



Here's what our some of our 2018 and 2017 funding recipients said about their travel experiences:

“Through time spent working with a Moroccan Development agency, I gathered a great deal of contacts that will be crucial to grant applications and collaborations in the future.”

“The chance to meet and discuss about my work with bean breeders in Kenya has been invaluable.”

“I presented research and networked with researchers from around the world. A key outcome…was being put in contact with two researchers with whom I now intend to collaborate.”

“It was very useful to share my work and hear feedback from a Caribbean audience, and I had many important opportunities to network with regional and international leaders, including policy-makers, in my field.”

“Through this fieldwork, I and my department have developed a close collaboration with BRAC University and local leaders of the Dhaka slum and through this, we are planning to prepare more collaborative research projects and apply for bigger grants.”

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

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

“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

I’m a Confused Consumer, Get Me Out of Here!

Mar 12, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

GM Crops: Getting to the Root of the Issues

Mar 15, 2019

SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Innovation in Food Security: Venture Creation Weekend

Mar 15, 2019

Cambridge Judge Business School

Plant and Life Sciences Marquee at Cambridge Science Festival 2019

Mar 16, 2019

Downing Site Lawn, Cambridge

Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming

Mar 16, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

Upcoming events