The major goal of the HFHL Institute is to utilize and help build the strengths of the University of Minnesota in the area of food and health to advance scientific and public knowledge and influence public policy. Included among the Institute's objectives are:

  • Funding interdisciplinary research teams whose goal is the development and implementation of cutting edge extramurally funded research and training programs;
  • Promoting community/University partnerships to enhance community-based research and to translate University research for the benefit of Minnesota communities and to share knowledge for collaborative problem-solving.

Awarded Research by Priority Areas

HFHL administers its grant funds around four priority areas of research:

Planning Grant Awards

In the spring of 2013, HFHL began piloting a planning grant program to support the development of University interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research teams and/or University-community partnerships related to food, nutrition and health. A list of awarded grants is available here:

  • Faculty Planning Grant Program
  • Community-University Planning Grant Program

Graduate and Professional Student Awards by Year

In fall 2010, the HFHL Institute began awarding small research grants to fund student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Links to the descriptions of the awarded grants is available below:

Participating Investigators

View a comprehensive list of current and past participating investigators.