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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Early Career Researchers are a vital component of our network. We, and the other IRCs, run interdisciplinary training and networking activities designed to help ECRs develop their careers and expand research possibilities. These complement structured research within the University's doctoral training programmes. Please find more information on these below.

Find out about our ECR training events

Find out about funding opportunities


UKRI Doctoral Training Partnerships in Cambridge

Social Sciences

The Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership is part of a national network of 14 DTPs funded by the ESRC. At least 33 doctoral studentships are offered each year to outstanding candidates wishing to benefit from the Cambridge environment.

Cambridge ESRC DTP website


The Cambridge Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a partnership between four internationally leading research organisations — the University of Cambridge, the Babraham Institute, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and the Wellcome Sanger Institute — and UKRI BBSRC to develop the next generation of bioscience talent.

Cambridge Biosciences DTP programme website


University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) Early Career Researcher Programme

The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Programme at University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute is designed to provide skill development and support to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.

The ECR programme is targeted at those whose research addresses conservation in the broadest sense which appeals to researchers across the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute's network across all six Schools. 


Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre - ECR Resources

CIDIR is actively trying to connect early career researchers across schools and disciplines, as well as providing numerous resources aimed at ECRs.



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. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.