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GCRF Foundation Awards for Global Agricultural and Food Systems Research to two Cambridge-led projects

last modified Aug 07, 2017 12:38 PM
Two Cambridge-led projects tackling surveillance and control of wheat rust epidemics in Ethiopia and virus transmission in beans in Kenya and Rwanda have received GCRF Foundation Awards for Global Agricultural and Food Systems Research.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy. The research councils have each received directly allocated portions of the GCRF and BBSRC, MRC, ESRC, AHRC and NERC drew on their individual allocations to support this opportunity for Foundation Awards in Global Agriculture and Food Systems. The investment is part of the wider suite of GCRF foundations activities, with five UK research councils pledging over £40 million to tackle global challenges focused on non-communicable disease, global infection, and agriculture and food systems.

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Please read more about about upcoming GCRF funding opportunities here.

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