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Funding Opportunities

Health Research and Dissemination

Since INC launched the first Call in 2013, it has awarded more than 1.55 million Euros to the research on and dissemination of 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.

For information about the Call for Research and the Call for Promotion and Dissemination Projects, please contact Ms. Maria Pascual at maria.pascual@nutfruit.org.
 
In addition, INC offers the “Nuts for Gifts Global Dissemination Program, which can be shared and disseminated through its ToolBox Kit. INC members and industry organizations can download it at the Members Area of the website nutsforgifts.org. For more information about this program, please contact hello@nutsforgifts.org.  

Annual Call for Research Projects

Annual Call for Research Projects
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation (INC) promotes 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.
 
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 and dried fruits. However, projects that compare nuts or dried fruits among themselves will not be accepted.
 
Up to 300,000 EUR is available for this grant. This call is for both co-funded and non co-funded projects.
 
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 as part of a healthy diet.
  9. Intervention trials on relevant clinical end points.
  10. Meta-analysis of clinical trials.
 
All project proposals must be submitted using the Application Form.

Here you can find the Guidelines of the call.
 
Applications due by: January 31, 2018.
 
Please send your application as one single PDF e-mail attachment before January 31, 2018, to maria.pascual@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

Annual Call for Promotion and Dissemination Projects

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.
 
Up to 50,000 EUR is available for the 2018 Grant.
 
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).
 
INC will also 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.
 
All projects must be submitted using the Application Form.

Here you can find the Guidelines of the call.
 
Applications due by: January 31, 2018.
 
Please send your application as one complete PDF e-mail attachment by January 31, 2018, to maria.pascual@nutfruit.org. We need an electronic copy only. Please do not send paper copies.

"Nuts for Gifts” Global Dissemination Program
 
The INC launched “Nuts for Gifts” to promote nuts and dried fruits worldwide under a new concept: nuts and dried fruits as a top-of-mind gift, which is also aligned with the DIY trend.
 
The “Nuts for Gifts” Global Dissemination Program can be shared and disseminated through its ToolBox Kit. INC members and industry organizations can download it at the Members Area of the website nutsforgifts.org.
 
For further information, please contact hello@nutsforgifts.org

Grant Recipients

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