University Faculty Research Grant Program

food_protectiov2_updatedv2The University Faculty Research Grant Program supports new, interdisciplinary faculty research teams. Grants funded through this program must utilize novel and innovative approaches to answer potentially high impact research questions.

HFHL seeks proposals that are highly interdisciplinary, and that include members from at least three distinct disciplines. The research must have a high potential for growth and for becoming self-supporting over time. Applicants may request up to $150,000 for projects up to 2 years in length. 

Proposals must fall into at least one of the following three categories:

  • Food protection (food safety)
  • Prevention of obesity and diet-related disease and/or;
  • Food Security

food safety

Each proposal must fit into one of two priority areas:

  1. Integration of agricultural & health sciences
  2. Programmatic, Environmental and/or Policy-level Change 

Application Process:

  1. The deadline for letters of interest (LOI) is 5:00 pm, Friday, April 5, 2019. LOI's must be emailed to
  2. The deadline for full proposals is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 31, 2019. By the deadline, an electronic copy (pdf) of the grant application must be emailed to
  3. Awards will be announced by June 28, 2019. Funding will commence on July 1, 2019.

Download the 2019 Faculty Grant Program RFP (.pdf)