This call is now closed. The following is for information only.

The Global Food Security (GFS) programme invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers to take part in a Policy Lab on the determinants of food choice (for example biological, social, environmental, physical and economic) and the combination of interventions across these that will lead to healthier and more sustainable diets.

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 synthesis report for the GFS programme. The winning team at the workshop will receive a £5,000 Policy Lab award to write a policy-facing report.

We are seeking applicants interested in interdisciplinary and systems approaches to a policy-relevant issue, who are looking for an opportunity to produce an evidence-based report that will be widely read by policymakers.

The three-day workshop will take place on 19-21 March 2018 in London, and applicants must be available to attend on these days.

Researchers must meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the Policy Lab workshop. Researchers working in any relevant discipline can apply (including for example the environmental, biological, engineering and social sciences).

The major question that the Policy Lab aims to address is: what are the determinants of food choice and what combination of interventions across these would have the most impact in encouraging healthier and more sustainable diets.

How to apply

For further details and information on how to apply, visit the BBSRC website.

The closing date for applications is 19 February 2018.