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GFS Policy Lab for early-career researchers on multi-functional landscapes

12 December 2016

The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from early career researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on multi-functional landscapes.

Policy Labs bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines to scope a policy-relevant issue, with teams forming at the workshop and then competing to write a report for the GFS programme. The successful team from the Policy Lab workshop will be awarded a prize of up to £5k.

Researchers working in any relevant discipline from across the food system are welcome to apply (including biological, environmental and social sciences). This could be from areas as diverse as agriculture, ecosystem services, economics, nutrition and behavioural sciences.

The Policy Lab aims to understand the current state of knowledge on multi-functional landscapes in the UK, and how food provision and other ecosystem services can be delivered simultaneously, in the context of social and economic factors (e.g. livelihoods, behaviour change and financial incentives). It aims to synthesise the latest evidence and develop a set of recommendations to help inform future UK agricultural policy. It is envisaged that the final report will be up to 10 pages long, and written as an evidence-based ‘think piece’.

The Policy Lab workshop will take place on 27-29 March 2017, and applicants must be available on these dates. More details on the workshop will be provided to successful applicants.

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017.

For more information, including how to apply, visit the call page.