Up to £80k a year, for up to three years, is available for a network on sustainable intensification of agriculture, funded by BBSRC, in partnership with NERC.
Deadline: 12 November 2015.
The Network will encourage and facilitate multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research relevant to the sustainable intensification of agriculture (SI).
- Bring together new combinations of researchers from different disciplines with roles to play in addressing SI.
- Facilitate collaboration and stimulate proposals for innovative, systems-oriented research relevant to SI at the interfaces between disciplines in the biological and environmental (and social) sciences.
- Enable the integration of genetics, agronomy, and environmental science in research to optimise agricultural systems, with regard also to their broader social and economic contexts.
The network will provide a forum for information exchange between researchers, and with funders and stakeholders, about research capabilities, facilities and resources, training opportunities, funding schemes and user needs.
Note: the Funders say ‘For a network of this kind, we would not expect to receive more than one application’.
For more information see the BBSRC website.
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