Funding Opportunities

Health research and dissemination

 
Over the last six years, the INC has provided nearly 2.8 million euros of funding for research and dissemination projects about the health effects of nut and dried fruit consumption.
 
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) launches annually the Call for Research Projects and the Call for Promotion and Dissemination Projects. Both Calls are open for public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations, and are usually launched between October and December, with due date for submission January 31 or February 28 of the following year. The Guidelines and Application Form are posted online, in this site.
 
In addition, INC offers the “Nuts for a Healthier World” Global Dissemination Project, a solidarity campaign that aims to promote the health benefits of each nut and dried fruit. This project includes one main video and 16 videos with interviews featuring people from different parts of the world. All videos are posted on the website nutsforgifts.org

CALL FOR OPEN ACCESS STUDIES

CALL FOR OPEN ACCESS STUDIES
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC) calls for projects to promote the health benefits of nut and dried fruit consumption.
 
The objective of this grant is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and to promote the dissemination of the health benefits of nut and dried fruit consumption as widely as possible, through the payment of the Open Access charges of those articles already accepted for publication in a Scientific Journal or those articles that have been already published.
 
Requirements:
  • INC will only accept studies that involve nuts and/or dried fruits.
  • Studies that compare nuts and/or dried fruits among themselves will not be accepted.
 
 Priorities:
 
  1. Nuts and/or dried fruits and cognitive function.
  2. Nuts and/or dried fruits and body weight and adipose tissue distribution.
  3. Combination of nuts and/or dried fruits and blood pressure, clotting factors and inflammatory markers.
  4. Combination of nuts and/or dried fruits and glycemic load and/or diabetes.
  5. Nuts and/or dried fruits in exercise performance.
  6. Nuts and/or dried fruits and intestinal microbiota.
  7. Nuts and/or dried fruits and metabolomics.
  8. Nuts and/or dried fruits as part of a healthy diet.
  9. Intervention trials on relevant clinical end points.
  10. Meta-analysis of clinical trials.
 
Up to 18,000 EUR is available for 2018. This Call will be open the whole year, until the total budget has been expended.
 
Publications must have been accepted in a scientific journal or have already been published.
 
All project proposals must be submitted using the Application Form.   

Here you can find the Guidelines of the call.     
  
Please send your application as one single PDF e-mail attachment to maria.pascual@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

INC ANNUAL CALLS - Apply now!

INC ANNUAL CALLS - Apply now!
ANNUAL CALL FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS

The objective of this grant is to fund clinical, epidemiological, basic and/or strategic research that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits.

The INC calls for research projects from researchers from public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations. This call is for both co-funded and non co-funded projects. Co-funded projects will be scored more favorably.

Since the INC represents 17 nuts and dried fruits (namely almonds, apricot kernels, Amazonia (Brazil) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried figs, dried grapes and prunes), INC will only accept research projects with at least 3 nuts OR 3 dried fruits

INC will not accept scientific studies that mix nuts and dried fruits. Research proposals can include 3 or more of the above mentioned nuts or dried fruits. However, projects that compare nuts or dried fruits among themselves will not be accepted.

2019 Research priorities:
  1. Nuts or dried fruits and cognitive function.
  2. Nuts or dried fruits and body weight and adipose tissue distribution.
  3. Combination of nuts or dried fruits and blood pressure, clotting factors and inflammatory markers.
  4. Combination of nuts or dried fruits and glycemic load and/or diabetes.
  5. Nuts or dried fruits in exercise performance.
  6. Nuts or dried fruits and intestinal microbiota.
  7. Nuts or dried fruits and metabolomics.
  8. Nuts or dried fruits and cancer.
  9. Nuts or dried fruits and inflammatory diseases.
  10. Nuts or dried fruits as part of a healthy diet.
  11. Intervention trials on relevant clinical end points.
  12. Meta-analysis of clinical trials

Up to 300,000 EUR is available for this grant. All projects must be submitted using the Application FormApplications due by: January 31, 2019.

Here you can find the Guidelines of the call. 

Please send your application as one single PDF e-mail attachment before January 31, 2019, to maria.pascual@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.
 

ANNUAL CALL FOR PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION PROJECTS

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC) calls for Promotion and Dissemination Projects aimed at building consumer demand for nuts and dried fruits worldwide. INC will fund projects aimed at increasing the use and consumption of nuts and dried fruits, whenever such projects are beyond the scope of the INC, i.e. projects that the INC cannot fit within its regular activity, for instance due to language or geographic challenges.
 
The Call is open for projects from public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations, and encourages cooperative projects implying INC members. Special emphasis will be placed upon multi-collaborative projects and cooperation with industry-related partners.
 
Since the INC represents 17 nuts and dried fruits (namely almonds, apricot kernels, Amazonia (Brazil) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried figs, dried grapes and prunes) the Call will only accept projects that involve at least 3 nuts and/or dried fruits.
 
Eligible Projects:
  • Activities that provide markets and consumers with information on the properties and qualities of nuts and dried fruits (e.g. marketing campaigns at points-of-sale, education campaigns at schools).
  • Market research and activities aimed at ensuring that buyers, consumers and health professionals know about nuts and dried fruits and their many positive features (e.g. participation in specialized events).
 Priorities:
  • Special emphasis will be placed upon multi-collaborative projects and cooperation with industry-related partners.
  • INC will prioritize project proposals aimed at disseminating the outcomes of the scientific findings that come from INC-funded research (annual Call for Research Projects) or new scientific findings that have been published in high-impact scientific journals.
  • INC will also prioritize projects to be undertaken in developing countries.

Up to 50,000 EUR is available for the 2019 Grant. All projects must be submitted using the Application FormApplications due by: January 31, 2019.

Here you can find the Guidelines of the call. 
 
Please send your application as one complete PDF e-mail attachment before January 31, 2019 to maria.pascual@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

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