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The UKFS-CDT has three studentships available for cohort 2. Please apply by 23:59 GMT on Friday, 5 August 2022


You can find the EDI and reference forms here:

  1. UKFS-CDT - Application Form 
  2. UKFS-CDT – EDI form
  3. UKFS-CDT – Referee form

Please ensure you have read the FULL ADVERT, APPLICATION GUIDELINES, ELIGIBILITY and ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (below), before you start completing your application forms.

From 2021 through to 2027, the UKFS-CDT will train over 60 interdisciplinary doctoral researchers capable of leading the UK towards a resilient, healthy and inclusive food future. Cohort 2 will start in autumn of 2022.

The UKFS-CDT has three applications available: Note: These studentships are only open to applicants who would classify as UK/home students

Studentship 1: UKFS-CDT is offering a fully funded studentship with Mondelez International and IBERS at Aberystwyth University - based at Aberystwyth and supervised by Dr Maurice Bosch on ‘The impact of mechanical stimulation on wheat’.

Studentship 2: UKFS-CDT is offering one fully funded studentship based at IBERS at Aberystwyth University.

Studentship 3: UKFS-CDT is offering one fully funded studentship based at The Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

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 College, IBERS 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.