Call for Scientific Proposals

Sustainability and Food Safety

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) aims to promote research that may contribute to improve how nuts and dried fruits are grown and processed in a safe and sustainable way.
 
The INC Sustainability, Scientific and Government Affairs Committee monitors scientific and technical issues related to sustainability, food safety, agricultural quality standards and regulations that may be susceptible of having an impact on the nut and dried fruit sector.
 
With this in mind, the INC is launching, for the first time, a new Annual Call for Scientific Proposals. This grant is open for public and private institutions, as well as not-for-profit organizations. The Guidelines, Application Form and due dates published below.
 

2020 CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC PROPOSALS

2020 CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC PROPOSALS
Open!

The aim of this Call for Scientific Proposals is to promote research that may contribute to improve how nuts and dried fruits are grown and processed in a safe and sustainable way.

Objectives:
 
  1. To analyze and report on the sustainability of the nut and dried fruit industry; to highlight issues for consideration and suggest a number of actions that may contribute to the overall sustainability of the industry, with specific references to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
  2. To provide a scientific basis for best practices across one of the two priority areas: sustainability and/or food safety.

Priorities:
 
  1. Sustainability: Production practices that are environmentally friendly, economically profitable and socially equitable.
  2. Food safety: Innovations to improve food safety practices at any stage of the supply chain.
 
Download the Guidelines for further information.

Up to €150,000 are available for this grant. 

Project proposals must be submitted using the Application Form. Applications are due by January 31, 2020. 

Please send your Application Form as one single PDF e-mail attachment to ana.bermejo@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

The grant announcement can be expected after the XXXIX World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, May 28-30, 2020.

 

Guidelines

Download the Guidelines for further information.

Up to €150,000 are available for this grant. 

Project proposals must be submitted using the Application Form. Applications are due by January 31, 2020. 

Please send your Application Form as one single PDF e-mail attachment to ana.bermejo@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

The grant announcement can be expected after the XXXIX World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, May 28-30, 2020.

 
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