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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are an important part of our community and we are eager to provide platforms where they can share their work with us, network, and gain additional professional skills. Please find out more on the activities that we plan specifically for ECRs below.

Future events:

Public Engagement: Why, Who and What?

Date: Friday, 24 February, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Main Seminar Room, David Attenborough BuildingPembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ

Speaker: Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement, Office of External Affairs and Communications, University of Cambridge

The training session from 2 pm to 3:30 pm will include a presentation and practical exercises and will be followed by tea, coffee, cake and networking from 3:30 to 4 pm. Please find further information here.

Run jointly with The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.


Past events:

How to Write and Submit Papers for Publication 

Wednesday 12th October 2022 14:00 - 15:30  Venue: TBC

NB The date of this event has been changed. It was originally scheduled for Friday 14th October.

From peer review and point size to successful abstracts and succinct sentences, this event will provide early career researchers with essential information about journal publishing.   

Editors and academics will give attendees the inside track on best practice for writing and successfully submitting papers; from how to make a good first impression and tips for text that’s relevant and robust, to impact factors and rejection.  

Speakers will include: 

Register here


Healthy Eco-Systems Ideation Workshop  

Friday 14th October 2022 10am Venue: The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE 

ECRs and PhD students will work in teams to devise ideas for solutions to the most pressing climate change questions related to healthy eco-systems. This event will be part of the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 2022, and is organised jointly by the Interdisciplinary Research Centres on Energy, Global Food Security, Public Health and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Register here 

Applications from BAME students/researchers, women, students with diverse gender identities, and other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. 

An on-line briefing meeting will be held in advance, at 11am on Friday 9th September.  Please find further information here.



Connecting with Industry (Open Innovation Forum, IfM)

29/30 June 2020  

Please find more information HERE.


BBSRC Grants & Fellowships Workshop

6 May 2020

Please find more information HERE.


"After my PhD, what?"

30 November 2020

Please find more information HERE.



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. 

Please find the latest COVID-19 information here