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Discover a healthier hunger-free world
Food is basic to life and our global food system must innovate to sustain it. A population of nine billion people in year 2050 will demand a staggering 70% increase in the world’s food supply. Simply increasing production will not eradicate hunger nor improve human health. One third of food produced is now lost or wasted due to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is innovation that works across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academic, government, and industry professionals that solve local, national and global food needs. The Ohio State Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food.
New Funding Opportunities
We are proud to announce two new funding opportunities brought to you by the Foods for Health (FFH) Discovery Theme and the Food Innovation Center.
FFH/FIC Seed Grants
The first annual FFH-FIC Seed Grant Competition is a university-wide initiative with a primary goal of advancing the use of metabolomics-based technology in food and nutritional research for the improvement of global health. Successful proposals will focus on food and nutritional metabolomics, are innovative, collaborative, create value, result in professional presentations and peer review publications, and stimulate extramural grants. Learn more about eligibility and funding here.
FFH/FIC Team Awards
Do you want to advance a conversation about a great food for health idea? This FFH-FIC Team Award supports multi-college teams of faculty, research scientists, post-doctoral fellows and students sharing common interests in metabolomics and bioinformatics, leading to new collaborative projects advancing FFH and FIC missions. Funds support the development of ideas for new projects, including and not limited to: team meetings, travel to host visiting colleagues, sponsoring a workshop, or hiring a facilitator. Learn more about eligibility and funding here.
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- Study by Jan Kiecolt-Glaser and Martha Belury Finds Stress Can Erase the Perks of Choosing 'Good' Fat Sources
- FIC Member David Nagib's New NIH MIRA Grant a Game-Changer for Drug Discovery
- Martha Belury voted chair-elect of Nutritional Sciences Council
- FIC Member Ahmed Yousef Discusses the Challenging Fight Against Listeria