Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Social Science Data Grants

In 2012, the Food Innovation Center invested in a novel small grant competition to support researchers in identifying, obtaining, or developing primary or secondary data that may be used to address questions regarding the relationship between the changing nature and characteristics of food and the economic and organizational systems used to produce and distribute food. The call was targeted at social scientists, such as experts in business, economics, sociology, public policy, and other social and behavioral sciences.

Four awards of up to $2,500 in direct costs for one year were granted.

Congratulations to the following teams:

  1. Changes in Provisioning and Shopping Habits at Findlay Market , Cincinnati, OH
    Jeffrey H. Cohen and Lisa Beiswenger, Anthropology, Arts & Sciences

  2. Local Foods and Supporting Policies: An Investigation of CSA Farms
    Cristina Connolly, H. Allen Klaiber, and Brian Roe, Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental  Economics, FAES

  3. Organizational Response to Regulation: A Study of the European Chocolate Industry
    Justin Miller and William Stromeyer, Management & HR, Fisher College of Business

  4. Food Insecurity in Rural Latin America: A Food Systems Approach
    Lindsey Ibanez and Kammi Schmeer, Sociology, Arts & Sciences