The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) has asked APLU to share with you the following information about existing opportunities. The information follows and do keep in mind that the deadline for nominations is January 20, 2016:
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking expertise and talent from your University! We are thrilled to announce two new opportunities:
FFAR Advisory Councils:
The call for nominations is open for FFAR’s inaugural Advisory Councils, who will play an important role in advising the staff and board on future programming decisions and other ways in which we will live our mission to build unique partnerships to support innovative research addressing today’s agricultural challenges. We invite you to nominate a faculty member or administrator at your university or in your community with expertise in one or more of our research focus areas:
- Optimizing agricultural water use
- Transforming soil health
- Enhancing sustainable farm animal productivity, resilience, and health
- Improving plant efficiency
- Achieving a deeper understanding of nutrition and healthy food choices
- Managing food production systems to enhance human nutritional outcomes
- Spurring food system innovation
Each institution may nominate up to one individual per category.
Please be prepared to submit via online form the name of the individual, title, institution, email address, and resume, as well as the topic area to which the individual is being nominated and the affiliation and contact info of the nominee.
Nominations due: January 20, 2016
Further details: www.foundationfar.org/advisory-councils
New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award
We are seeking one nomination per institution for an outstanding individual to apply to our inaugural New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. This program seeks to support, through grants of up to $200,000 per year over three years, standout food and agriculture scientists within the first three years of their tenure-track career.
We are looking for innovative ideas that have the potential to propel a specific area of food and agriculture science forward. The nominee does not need to come from a traditional agricultural school and in fact, we encourage nominees with degrees in outside-the-box disciplines that one might not normally associate with food and agriculture.
Please be prepared to submit via online form the name of nominee, department, title, institution, and FFAR Target Area of Research in which the individual will be working. Because this award will support early career faculty members within the first three years of a tenure-track or equivalent career, you will also be required to submit the nominee’s date of appointment.
Nominations due: January 20, 2016.
Please visit our website for further details: www.foundationfar.org/project/new-innovator.
About the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable research addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. Leveraging public and private resources, FFAR will increase the scientific and technological research, innovation, and partnerships critical to enhancing sustainable production of nutritious food for a growing global population. FFAR is governed by a Board of Directors, chaired by former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, and was established by the 2014 Farm Bill.