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.
The nomination period for the 2019 New Innovator Award is closed. FFAR is reviewing submitted nominations and nominees who meet eligibility criteria will be invited to submit full proposals.
Nomination Period Open
January 16, 2019 at 10:00 am ET
February 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET
Nominations must be made by the nominee’s institution. Up to two nominations per institution. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Nominees invited to submit full proposals
March 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET
Open only to individuals nominated by their institutions
Full Applications Due
April 24, 2019 at 3:00 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.