January 9, 2017
The macadamia community calls for research projects that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of macadamia nut consumption. Up to €200,000 is available for the Macadamia Health Research.
Research priorities include comparing the effect of a macadamia enriched diet vs. a control diet on insulin resistance/secretion, lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides), and other emergent cardiovascular risk factors, e.g. inflammation, oxidative stress markers, etc. including the evaluation of the effects of macadamia nut consumption on adiposity.
This is a call for research projects from public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations, and encourages cooperative research.
INC is coordinating this call on behalf of Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation), the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), the Southern African Macadamia Growers Association (SAMAC), Nut Processors Association of Kenya, QueenNut Macadamia, Tribeca, Coopmac, Eastern Produce Malawi Limited, Thyolo Nut Company, Sable Farming Co Ltd and Kawalazi Estate Company Limited.
The Guidelines and the Application Form are available here. Researchers interested in applying for the grant must submit the Application Form on or before February 28, 2017.