Resilience of the UK food system in a global context - call 2

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Funding Available: A share of £7.6 million 

The Global Food Security (GFS) programme has announced the second call of its research programme 'Resilience of the UK food system in a global context'.

£7.6 million funding will be made available to support interdisciplinary projects addressing one or more of the programme's three thematic priorities. This call aims to support a portfolio of both small and large-scale grants from 1-5 years duration costing up to £2.8 million. Proposals taking a food systems approach are particularly encouraged, as are those in collaboration with policy, industry and other stakeholders. Co-funding and in-kind contributions from stakeholders is anticipated to ensure maximum impact.

Thematic priorities:

There are three overlapping thematic priorities in the programme. Proposals should address one or more thematic priorities and are encouraged to take a food systems approach.

  1. Optimising the resilience of agricultural systems and landscape whilst enhancing productivity and sustainability
  2. Optimising resilience of food supply chains locally and globally
  3. Influencing food choice for health, resilience and sustainability at the individual and household level 

To facilitate researchers building their collaborative proposals, interested applicants can submit their research offers and needs through a web forum.

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