Knowledge for better food systems

Funding call: Transforming the UK food system for healthy people and a healthy environment

26 Nov 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the UK government has announced a £25 million call for research to fundamentally transform the UK food system, by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre. 

Proposals are invited for interdisciplinary research consortia to take a systems approach, linking healthy and accessible diets with sustainable food production and supply to help drive food system transformation. This programme aims to address health, environmental and social challenges simultaneously, bringing together researchers, policymakers, business and civil society to develop evidence for multi-pronged and simultaneous action across the food system.

This call is part of a wider £47.5 million interdisciplinary research programme led by the Global Food Security Programme (GFS) and supported by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).

Two workshops will be held to communicate more details about the research call and facilitate networking.

To apply or to read further information on the background and scope of the funding call, see here. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2019.