Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nutrition Research Grants

The Allen Foundation offers Nutritional Research Grants to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. The policies and priorities of the foundation are 

  • 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; and 
  • in limited situations, to make grants to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems.
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. One specific hope of the board of trustees in the future is to encourage the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition in medical schools. Another desire is to bring the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization, thus creating the possibility for empowering individuals to make informed choices based on genetic information for their diet in order to influence the balance between health and disease. 

Deadline: December 31, 2013
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