The full application deadline for the 2020 New Innovator Award
has been extended to May 20, 2020
New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
Meeting and sustaining the growing global demand for food will require a scientific workforce committed to innovating the way food is grown, processed, and distributed. Funding early career faculty is one important way to cultivate a creative workforce who will train, encourage, and inspire future generations of agricultural and food scientists.
The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award is designed to provide the early investment needed to launch new faculty members into successful scientific careers in food and agriculture. Investing a substantial amount in faculty members within the first three years of their careers will allow them to pursue innovative and transformational ideas uninhibited by the pressure of identifying their next grant. The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.
No matching funds are required for 2020 New Innovator Awardees.
Nomination Period Open
January 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
Nominations must be made by the nominee’s institution. One nominee is permitted per institution. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Nominees invited to submit full proposals
March 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
Open only to individuals nominated by their institutions
Full Applications Due
May 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
2017 New Innovators in Food and Agriculture Research
Join the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in supporting the next generation of food and agriculture scientists.
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsoring partner in this effort, please email Renée Bullion, Director of Development.