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Allen Foundation: Grants for Nutritional Research

Grant Amount: Fellowships: Commensurate with project scope (see list of previously funded awards)
Deadline: January 15, 2024
Category: Nutrition,
Additional Information

Allen Foundation, Inc. grants are limited to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.

The policies and priorities of Allen Foundation, Inc.:
To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research.
To support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age.
To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices.
To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.
The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority, and consideration has always been given to projects that benefit nutritional programs in the areas of education, training, and research. Low priority has traditionally been given to proposals that help solve immediate or emergency hunger and malnutrition problems. The foundation does not under any circumstances sponsor professional conferences, seminar tables, discussion panels, or similar events.

The foundation welcomes proposals that develop and advance: (1) the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition in medical schools; (2) bringing the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization; and (3) the promotion of environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive, and sustainable food and agricultural systems.

Academic research under an Allen Foundation grant must be conducted under the leadership of a principal investigator (PI) who is a full-time regular faculty member with tenure or on tenure track. Research projects that are pre-clinical or translational in nature, i.e., utilizing animal models, as well as human/clinical studies are eligible for consideration for possible funding.

Please contact Sara Salmon if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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