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The HNAF is intended to focus on advancing current food nutrition research in an innovative way. Potential projects will stimulate targeted public interest, enhance specific health and nutrition dimensions for consumers, as well as provide opportunities for GBC faculty and student researchers to participate in the research work and generate measurable results to advance nutrition.
Potential outputs may take the form of recipes, menu development, nutritional information, and custom training and market research results. These must be disseminated for easy public access as meaningful resources.
- Not-for-profit organizations, charitable organizations, the public sector and the broader public sector (e.g. post-secondary educational institutions; hospitals)
- Clinical trials that involve human subjects
- Observational studies
- Toxicology studies
- Substantiation of health claims associated to food ingredients, dietary supplements or implied health benefits from consuming such ingredients
- Food product studies involving infants and/or pregnant women
- Food and nutrition research at a biochemical and/or molecular level
- Projects involving food security, community kitchens and the relief of poverty.
- Projects are to be completed within six months of the approval of the application.
- HNAF anticipates that between four and ten grants will be awarded on an annual basis.
- It is expected that the size of grants will be in the range of $10,000 – $20,000 each.
- Applicants are expected to contribute a minimum of 25% of the project costs as matching funds (cash and/or in-kind)
Jan 15, 2016 – Call for proposals
March 1, 2016 – Applications due
*Early April – Decision on applications*
May 15, 2016 – Second round of call for proposals
July 1, 2016 – Applications due
*Mid-August- Decision on applications*
September 15, 2016 – Call for proposals
November 1, 2016 – Applications due
*Early December- Decision on applications*