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GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 2

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As part of the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme the AHRC is pleased to announce the second of two calls to support international, interdisciplinary research partnerships.

This funding call will support fair and equitable partnership building activities which will develop interdisciplinary research capacity and capability in both the UK and developing countries, jointly and collaboratively and across career stages, and link this to development policy and practice. By investing more resources into understanding cultures, traditions, behaviours and social movements around food, we aim to enable more effective, ethical, sustainable and contextually-driven development outcomes in food systems, encompassing: production (agriculture and aquaculture), processing, transport, consumption, and disposal. Learning and knowledge exchange should be reciprocal with clear mutual benefits for all collaborators.

Funding of up to £2million is available to support a number of awards, each up to £200,000 fEC. The duration of these awards can be between 12 and 24 months.

Funding requested should be commensurate with the activities intended for these projects. As such, there is no requirement to submit applications at the maximum if this is not appropriate for a particular project. All proposals will be assessed against the same criteria.

Full details are available in the Call Document under ‘Further Information’ below.

This call is part of an interdisciplinary programme on ‘Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition’ being delivered by UK Research and Innovation. It contributes to the GCRF Food Systems Challenge Portfolio and is steered by the GCRF Challenge Leaders.

Whilst the AHRC is leading on this call, it is intended to support the development of highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, international research partnerships. Applicants from any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 09/01/2020

How to make an application

Applications should be submitted through the Je-S system at the latest by 4pm on Thursday 9th January 2020, and will need to go through the appropriate institution submission process.

Full details are available in the Call Document under ‘Further Information’ below.

Further Information

The AHRC is collating a contact list of researchers interested in forming partnerships and finding others working in similar areas. You can view the current list on our Partnership Building Contact List (PDF, 956KB) (updated: 22/10/19). If you would like your details to be added to this list, please complete the Partnership Building form.


For queries about this call such as eligible activities and costs or remit of the call please contact AHRC at enquiries@ahrc.ukri.org or telephone: 01793 416060 (available Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30, UK time).

For queries on using Je-S such as creating and submitting the application form or Je-S account creation, please contact the Je-S Helpdesk on 01793 444164 or JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org (available Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00 and Friday 08:30-16:30, UK time).

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