Applications are now solicited for the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security 2021.
Awarded in partnership with Agropolis Foundation, the Prize recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, accessibility, affordability, and adequacy of food, in line with UN SDG#2: End Hunger.
Olam International and Agropolis Fondation are on the hunt for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win a USD$75,000 grant to support development and implementation.
Unlike other research awards, the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security requires clear evidence of potential short-term impact on food availability, affordability, adequacy, and accessibility. The fourth edition of the biennial Prize follows the recent warning from the UN World Food Programme that the COVID-19 pandemic will double the number of people suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020, bringing food security firmly into the world’s spotlight.
The winner will receive an unrestricted US$75,000 (Rs. 56,24,250.00) grant for the scaling up of proven research.
- Open to academic or research institutions, civil societies, and the private sector;
- Applications can focus on any region, environment, crop, or part of the agricultural supply chain.
- The scientific research project should be innovative and has a potential impact on the availability, accessibility, affordability, and adequacy of food.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is January 11, 2021.
The 2021 Prize will be judged by an independent jury of experts and awarded in conjunction with the Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prizes for Agriculture and Food and SHIFT Prize by Biovision Foundation.
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