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SFN Newsletter - September 2020
The newsletter includes an update on SFN activities, links to recorded and forthcoming events, and a list of active funding opportunities. Click the link below to download the September edition.
Sandpit Winners - July 2020
Congratulations to the 3 winning projects from our Virtual Sandpit 2020. Click here to find out more about our winning projects
STFC Food Network+ Call for Scoping Projects 2020 - Now Closed
UPDATE: UK-based scoping projects can now be funded at 100% FEC up to a maximum of £8k. Projects led by partners in ODA-listed countries in Africa and Asia can be funded up to a maximum of £10k (100% FEC)
Our call for collaborative scoping projects for £500 - £10,000 is now open. This call is open to all projects that bring together STFC capabilities and food research and industry. You can download a copy of our application form here [if you don’t use google docs then just go to ‘File’ and select ‘Download as’ ‘Microsoft word(.docx)’]. To help you think of new ideas and prepare, we would like to remind you that you can access the SFN handbook here. If you have part of an idea and aren’t sure how to link up with the relevant food or STFC-side people, please contact the relevant SFN Champion. We hope you will consider applying to this call so we can fund a diverse range of exciting new projects. Please send your application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
SFN Newsletter - July 2020
The newsletter includes an update on SFN activities, links to recorded and forthcoming events, and a list of active funding opportunities. You can download the newsletter here.
Future Funding Opportunities for SFN 2.0 members - Webinar
Friday July 10th, 3.00-4.15pm
UKRI contacts presented future grant opportunities & SFN released call for scoping projects.
Recording available here.
Presenters slides are available via this link.
STFC Food Network+ Virtual Sandpit 2020
Webinar 1 - We will be running a webinar in preparation for the Virtual Sandpit. Please note that this webinar is for shortlisted sandpit participants only
Thursday July 9th, 3.00-4.30pm
SFN Champions/ Liaisons presenting challenges/ STFC capabilities
STFC Food Network+ Call Open for Virtual Sandpit 2020
Dates: 15, 16, 17, & 21 July 2020
Deadline for Applications – 30 June 2020
The first call under SFN 2.0 seeking expression of interests for virtual sandpit to fund projects up to £10,000 is now open. This year’s sandpit is focussed on “Food Systems in the UK and Beyond: Navigating Through Uncertainties.” The details about the schedule, various themes and application form can be found here. This call is open to all participants from STFC capabilities, food systems research, industry and policy makers across the UK, Asia and Africa to come together for collaborative projects. To help you think of new ideas and prepare, we would like to remind you that you can access the SFN handbook here. If you have part of an idea and aren’t sure how to link up with the relevant food or STFC-side people, please contact the relevant SFN Champion. We hope you will consider applying to this call so we can fund a diverse range of exciting new projects. We will aim to confirm all those successful in securing a place for the sandpit by 06 July 2020.
Going against the grain – making rice safer
Visit our blog page to find out all about SFN Scoping Project 'Arsenic Detection and Distribution in Rice Plants Using High Resolution X-ray Imaging' led by Dr Manoj Menon. You can also see the paper that Manoj had published on this topic here
New Champions Needed
As part of the vision for our new extended Network (SFN 2.0) and with sincere thanks to all of our SFN 1.0 Champions for the fantastic job they did (Stephen, Simon, Christian, Sonal, Diogo, Seb and Sarah) we’d like to invite ‘Expressions of Interest’ (EoIs) from you, our members, to join us as Champions for our new term. Find our more and apply through our champions page
New SFN CoInvestigators and Steering Committee
Following our initial kick-off meeting with our new Steering Committee and CoInvestigators we’d like to introduce this new team to you - You can find out all about the people that will be helping us to achieve our network aims, advising and mentoring us for the next four years here