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Strategic Priorities Fund: Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Food Systems

Please note this opportunity is now CLOSED.
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  • Status: Closed
  • Open date: 18 Feb 2020
  • Closing date: 28 Jul 2020 16:00 GMT+1
  • Type: Grants, Researcher-led

Application deadline: 28 July 2020, 16:00

Covid-19 and extension of the CDT deadline

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic we will be extending the deadline for this call to 16:00 28th July 2020, with interviews being held in September 2020 (Date TBC).

Call Summary

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with government are pleased to announce a £5 million call to support one Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) focused on developing the next generation of interdisciplinary food systems thinkers. This CDT is part of a wider £47.5 million interdisciplinary research programme seeking to transform the UK food system and is led by the Global Food Security Programme (GFS) and supported by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The call is administered by BBSRC, in partnership with ESRC, MRC, NERC, Defra, DHSC, PHE, Innovate UK and FSA.

This CDT will ensure a pipeline of skilled individuals who are able to apply holistic and critical interdisciplinary food systems thinking to health and sustainability challenges in academia, government, business and civil society organisations, and who will lead the way in transforming the UK food system. It will support three cohorts of doctoral candidates beginning in October 2021 and as a legacy will develop the next generation of food system thinkers.

6 March 14:30 – 15:30

We will be holding a webinar to allow applicants to ask questions / raise queries.
Please email food.systems@bbsrc.ukri.org if you are interested in joining.

Further information

For further information on background, scope, workshops and how to apply please see: BBSRC: https://bbsrc.ukri.org/funding/filter/spf-food-systems-cdt/


For any questions relating to your application please email the following address food.systems@bbsrc.ukri.org.