FFAR Seeks Nominations for New Innovator Award


The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. This award program provides up to ten grants a year to early-career scientists pursuing research that supports FFAR’s Challenge Areas and promotes global, sustainable agriculture. There is no match requirement for this award opportunity.

FFAR’s New Innovator Awards provide recipients the freedom to focus exclusively on bold, pioneering research. I believe this investment is critical to advancing early-career scientists who may revolutionize food and agriculture science. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Applicants are eligible for grants up to $150,000 per year for a maximum of three years, totaling $450,000 from FFAR. Thanks to the strength of FFAR’s public-private partnerships, the Foundation garners, on average, $1.40 for every federal dollar allocated. This additional funding from private-sector partners satisfies FFAR’s matching requirement for this grant program, allowing awardees to focus on advancing science rather than chasing the next dollar.

FFAR evaluates applications from eligible nominees on their research program proposals as well as a demonstrated commitment to mentoring future generations of agricultural and food scientists. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 22, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Complete submission guidelines and program deadlines are available on the FFAR website.

Institutions of higher education, nonprofit research institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are encouraged to nominate one applicant who holds a tenure-track or equivalent position and meets the eligibility criteria specified in the Call for Nominations.

FFAR highly encourages applications from Hispanic-serving institutions, 1890s Land Grant Institutions and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions.


Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.


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