Spring Funding Opportunities

HFHL is extending deadlines for all spring 2020 requests for proposals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the updated deadlines below.

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites proposals and letters of interest (LOI) for two Spring 2020 funding opportunities:


Faculty Research The University Faculty Research Grant Program seeks to fund new, interdisciplinary faculty research teams that include members from at least three distinct disciplines and that produce research that has a high potential for growth and for becoming self-supporting over time. The priority areas for focus are food protection (safety), prevention of obesity and diet-related disease, food policy, and food security. Within these priority areas, of special importance is the integration of agriculture and health sciences. Up to two grants will be awarded this funding cycle. Each grant will be awarded to an interdisciplinary team for a project with a maximum total cost of $150,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.

Download the 2020 University Faculty Research Grant Program RFP (.pdf)

Cover Sheet Template for 2020 University Faculty Research Grant Program applicants (.pdf). Please use the Cover Sheet Template for submitting both the LOI and Full Proposal.

Deadline for Letters of Interest (LOI): May 15, 2020 at 5:00pm (REQUIRED) 

Deadline for full proposals: June 29, 2020


student washing lettuceThe Graduate and Professional Research Grant Program seeks to fund student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Funds will be distributed through a competitive review process.  The grants to be funded through this program must utilize novel and innovative approaches to answer potentially high impact research questions.  The request should seek to establish cross-disciplinary learning and engagement. For this grant cycle, HFHL plans to award a total of up to $20,000.  Applicants may seek grant funds ranging from $2,000-$10,000.

Download the 2020 Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant Program RFP (.pdf)

Cover Sheet Template for 2020 Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant Applicants (.pdf)

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2020

The next round of Planning Grants for Community-University Partnerships and Faculty Research Teams will be announced in Fall 2020

View Past Funded Projects