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The UKFS-CDT has up to 28 studentships available for cohort 3. Please apply by 23:59 GMT on Monday, 23rd January 2023.

The application system is now open for cohort 3. 

Please ensure you have read the the guidence on this website, before you start completing your application forms - via the APPLICATION GUIDELINES, including ELIGIBILITY and ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (below).

All applicants are invited to join an introduction for applicants on Wednesday, 14th December 2022 or Tuesday, 10th January 2023.

The session will be hosted online, aimed at people who are interested in applying for the programme. Please signed up here:

Wednesday, 14th December | Tuesday, 10th January 2023

The UKFS-CDT will train up to 60 interdisciplinary doctoral researchers capable of leading the UK towards a resilient, healthy and inclusive food future. Cohort 3 will start in autumn of 2023.

This 4-year programme is aimed at graduates with a strong interest in multi-disciplinary research and interdisciplinary food systems perspectives. Understanding the complex food system challenges requires holistic and novel interdisciplinary thinking. We invite highly motivated individuals from a wide range of academic or career backgrounds including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and physical sciences to apply.

The UKFS-CDT brings together the NRI of the University of Greenwich (lead institution), UCL, Royal Veterinary CollegeIBERS at Aberystwyth University, Centre for Food Policy at City University, University of Sussex, and Brunel University London; and two leading agricultural research institutes, NIAB EMR and Rothamsted Research, plus over 50 food systems Academy partners from business, government and civil society.