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Cambridge Global Challenges


BBSRC and NERC invite applications to attend an interactive strategic workshop (Sandpit) to develop proposals for research and research translation projects. Successful projects will bring together multidisciplinary teams to address challenges facing the sustainable intensification of agriculture in the UK.

SARIC Third call involves £1.5m available from BBSRC and NERC to support sustainable agriculture - approximately £1 million for research grants and approximately £0·5 million for research translation grants. The projects will be supported through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC), which funds projects within the following themes:

  • resilient and robust crop
  • livestock production systems
  • predictive capabilities for sustainable agriculture

The preparatory Sandpit will commence with presentations from the industrial members of SARIC to stimulate the development of project ideas. Sandpit participants will develop and present a project idea in a multidisciplinary team to an expert panel on the final day of the Sandpit. Reasonable costs for travel and accommodation will be met for participants.

Please apply to the Sandpit here. Full proposals will be invited for submission in November 2017. 


Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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