Funding Call Pre-announcement: Food & nutrition research for health in the developing world: bioavailability & nutrient content
The UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will shortly announce a call for interdisciplinary, collaborative research proposals to address developing world challenges in nutrition and nutrition-related health. This is part of the UK's Global Challenges Research Fund which requires projects to meet Official Development Assistance criteria alongside their scientific objectives.
Proposals must be led by UK researchers normally eligible for BBSRC funding, and partnerships with eligible Co-Investigators based in developing countries are strongly recommended.
The purpose of this initiative is to inform the development of new strategies to address the challenges in food, nutrition and health by supporting research that brings together the complementary capabilities of scientists in the UK and partners in developing countries. It aims to:
- deliver health benefits by investing in interdisciplinary research across the agriculture - food - nutrition - health pathway to deliver more sustainable, nutritious foods to improve physical and cognitive health across the lifecourse in developing countries
- improve the nutritional composition and bioavailability of key nutrients in a diverse range of foods to meet nutritional requirements and address malnutrition/key nutrient deficiencies in the developing world.
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The full call text and application procedure will be published the week beginning 2nd July 2018