New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award 2018 (Up to $100,000/year)

New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award 2018 (Up to $100,000/year)

Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) seeks nominations for its New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. With this program, FFAR intends to support and promote future generations of exceptionally talented and creative new faculty who are conducting critical research and establishing research programs that will lead to expanded availability of food and facilitate the global practice of sustainable agriculture as the world’s population grows to more than 9 billion people by the year 2050.

The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.


  • FFAR will award each applicant up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. A one-to-one cash match from non-federal sources is required. FFAR will award up to ten 2018 New Innovators depending on the quality and budgets of proposals.


  • U.S. institutions of higher education, U.S. nonprofit institutions other than institutions of higher education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are invited to nominate up to two applicants for this award;
  • Faculty members at eligible institutions with the creative ideas, skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research program as Principal Investigator are invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Faculty member must have been hired on or after August 1, 2014, for his or her tenure track or equivalent position and may work in any discipline or any department within the organisation.
  • Self nominations are not accepted.


Applications must be submitted through FFAR’s online application receipt system. Only nominations, and applications submitted through this portal will be considered eligible for evaluation. Late applications will not be accepted.

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