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GCRF awards to two Cambridge-led collaborations tackling global food security and public health challenges

last modified Jul 20, 2018 09:11 AM
The Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson MP, announced during his visit to Cambridge's Sainsbury Laboratory on 21st July 2017 that two major research collaborations led by the University of Cambridge have been awarded almost £15 million in funding to address global food security in India and public health challenges in Bangladesh.

The awards are part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries and providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

Many congratulations to:

  • TIGR2ESS (Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies), led by Professor Howard Griffiths (Department of Plant Sciences)
  • CAPABLE (Cambridge Programme to Assist Bangladesh in Lifestyle and Environmental risk reduction), led by Professor John Danesh (Department of Public Health and Primary Care).

Please read more about TIGR2ESS and about CAPABLE here and learn about upcoming GCRF funding opportunities here.

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