STFC Food Network Early Career Internship Funding

The STFC Food Network (SFN) have funding available for Early Career Internship Funding to support secondment in a relevant organisation.  Please see below for further information and the application procedure. Interested candidates are welcome to contact STFC for further advice and help in finding an appropriate organisation if needed.

The STFC Food Network+ is pleased to launch our ECR Secondment and Internships Scheme. This call enables ECRs to undertake Agri-food related projects through secondment in an STFC department, or within an industry, policymaker, or civil society organisation. The secondments are intended to support the career development of Food Researchers (broadly defined) or researchers working in fields covered by STFC and can run for up to 6 months.

These internships/projects must be relevant to the objectives of the STFC Food Network+:

  • To build an inclusive, dynamic, interdisciplinary network of researchers focused on innovative ways to use the skills and facilities funded by STFC.
  • To kickstart interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects working towards safe, sustainable food systems both in the UK and developing countries.
  • To enhance the impact of STFC/food interdisciplinary collaborations by encouraging co­design with the non-academic sector

STFC are hoping to fund between 10-12 interns as part of this programme.

The grants will have a value of up to £5k.

Application forms must be e-mailed to