Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability.

The goal of the contest is to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

The 2018 BCFN YES! calls for concrete research proposals for making more sustainable the agri-food system (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects), that are coherent with the BCFN research projects.

Research proposals are to be proposed in one or more of the following areas:
● Sustainable and healthy dietary patterns;
● Sustainable agriculture;
● Food security.

The BCFN wants to support studies that are innovative, have a promise of major impact, are result-oriented and look at food systems and food value chains with a systemic approach, preferably, where relevant, blending scientific knowledge with local knowledge. Country case studies and identification of best practice are strongly encouraged.

Thus, the objectives of the BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition are:
– To encourage young scientists to undertake research in the field of challenging issues related to food and nutrition;
– To foster collaborative investigations;
– To open new and innovative areas of research and creating next generation of experts in the field of food and nutrition;
– To promote an evidence based and comprehensive analysis on the current concerns in the field;
– To determine solutions for improved food security, sustainable agriculture and healthy nutrition for building more resilient livelihoods, contributing to global health, preventing and mitigating the impact of climate change and address migrations.

Topic Areas: The BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition offers the opportunity to put into action concrete proposals that will have the objective of making more sustainable the agri-food system (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects) and coherent with the BCFN research projects. Research proposals are to be proposed in one or more of the following areas:
1. Sustainable and healthy dietary patterns
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Healthy and sustainable diet promotion; nutritional education (individuals, schools, university, workplace); consumer behavior change; food, environmental and agricultural policy analysis; food policies and initiatives (national and urban level);
2. Sustainable agriculture
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Women in agriculture; youth in agriculture; climate change mitigation and adaptation; urban agriculture; sustainable value chains; food waste and food losses prevention and reduction; agroecology, conservation agriculture and traditional knowledge; sustainable intensification; assessments of environmental impacts; large scale land acquisitions and displacement; land rights and rural development;
3. Food security
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Energy, nutrient and micronutrient deficiencies; food access; food utilization (feeding practices, food preparation, diversity of the diet and intra-household distribution of food); food security and migrations; smallholder livelihoods, right to food.

The BCFN wants to support studies that are innovative, have a promise of major impact, are result-oriented and look at food systems and food value chains with a systemic approach, preferably, where relevant, blending scientific knowledge with local knowledge. Country case studies and identification of best practice are strongly encouraged. The funding shall be applied to a one-year investigation.

The competition encourages research ideas that might be considered groundbreaking with potential to be of high impact for the sustainability of the agri-food system and the implementation of the SDGs, and the review will be weighted to this innovation factor.

BCFN encourages submission of:
– Either new or ongoing research projects;
– Either unfunded proposals projects that are co-financed by a research institute, trust, foundation, university, private companies, venture capital funds, angel investors. Details of research timeline and supplemental sources of financial support should be specified in the application form.

Donor Name: Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN)
Funding name: The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition

Deadline: Completed proposals must be submitted online through the BCFN web site by June, 14th, 2018 11:59 a.m. CEST.

Funding details link: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/bcfnyes2018/

Funding limit: The award is a 20.000 € research grant applied to a one-year investigation. A maximum of three teams will be awarded the Research Grant.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: One year

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Applicants who are pursuing or have completed a PhD degree, who are/have enrolled in the PhD program from January 1st 2012 included, are eligible.
● All the Participants must be under the age of 35 at the date of November 28th, 2018.
● Eligibility criteria are unappealable and intend to favour young researchers in their early stage of their career.
● The BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition is designed for individual or multidisciplinary and/or cross-national research teams that consist of a maximum of three components (Hereinafter “Participants”).

● All participants must be under the age of 35 at the date of November 28, 2018.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● 
Register to apply: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/bcfnyes2018/login/
● Guideline: https://www.barillacfn.com/media/pdf/BCFNYES2018_Research_Grant_Competition.pdf
● FAQ: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/bcfnyes2018/q_and_a/

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://www.barillacfn.com/en/bcfnyes2018/login/).


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