Announcement of Opportunity: GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition - Second Funding Call to Support International, Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships

Deadline for proposals: 16:00 on 9 January 2020

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in collaboration with other Research Councils including the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), are pleased to announce the second of two calls through the GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition programme.

This second call will support international, interdisciplinary research partnerships, and is inviting proposals of up to £200,000 fEC and between 12 and 24 months in duration.

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.

Proposals should build contextually grounded understanding of food systems, bringing together expertise across disciplines (which can include environmental science) in local cultures and food systems.

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.

Full details and further information about this call are available on the AHRC website.