Call for Nominations: FFAR New Innovator Award

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) seeks outstanding early career nominees for the 2017 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award. Nominees will compete for up to 10 awards, with each award winner receiving up to $600,000 total over three years.

FFAR created the New Innovator Award to help support the next generation of food and agriculture scientists who will spur innovation to meet the needs of a growing global population. The Award funds promising individuals pursuing research with potential to sustainably enhance agricultural production or improve health through food.

Institutions of higher education, other nonprofit institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are encouraged to nominate up to two candidates for the New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award.

Please notify Michell Sass ( by February 17, 2017 of potential nominees from your department (including the nominees name, department, date of hire, date of PhD, and FFAR Target Area of Research) in case an internal institutional competition is needed.

CALS Internal Deadline: February 17, 2017

Nomination Deadline: February 28, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST)
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