8 March 2018

Research grant competition for young researchers: BCFN YES!

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition.

The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition invites young PhD and postdoc researchers from any background and nationality to submit a research project to improve the sustainability of the food system.

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.

Who can participate?
The 2018 BCFN YES! is designed for individual or multidisciplinary and cross-national research teams of a maximum of three components. The Competition encourages the participation of teams from different disciplines and countries who wish to combine their expertise in innovative approaches.

Applicants who are currently pursuing doctoral degrees are eligible, as well as researchers with a completed PhD. All applicants must be/have enrolled after January 1st, 2012, included.

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

Research fields
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.

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

For inquiries regarding the contest phases and application material please contact bcfnyes@barillacfn.com For technical issues with the online section please contact hd-bcfn@gag.it

Read more about the competition and send a proposal here.

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