Nominate a new innovator in food and agriculture research

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Nominations for the 2020 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award are now being accepted. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will grant up to 10 awards to early-career investigators whose research supports the FFAR’s Challenge Areas and promotes sustainable food production globally. This year’s challenge areas are:

  • Soil Health
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Next Generation Crops
  • Advanced Animal System
  • Urban Food Systems
  • Health-Agriculture Nexus

Recipients receive up to $150,000 per year for a maximum of three years. Nominees are no longer required to secure matching funds. Applications will be evaluated on the creativity and impact of their research, but also on a demonstrated commitment to mentoring future generations of agriculture and food scientists. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 4, 2020, 5:00 pm ET. See the FFAR website for submission guidelines.