Research Call 2020

Impact of food consumption on planetary health – specific challenges and opportunities for Europe

Application procedure is closed (May 15, 2020)

Research priorities for 2020

Impact of food consumption on planetary health – specific challenges and opportunities for Europe:

  • the need for sustainable diets
  • increase the awareness of dietary habits on biodiversity and climate
  • socio-economic effects of sustainable diets (including food security)
  • exploration of different aspects of behavioral shifts towards sustainable diets including the role of different stakeholders
  • integration and trade-offs between health and environmental impacts
  • how can changes in consumption drive sustainable production practices
  • how to integrate sustainable healthy diets in different European cultures

Application procedure:

Short proposals (max 2 pages) give a basic description of the project.

Applications are accepted for a maximum of €50.000 per year (all costs included, VAT and overhead costs).

Maximum project duration two years.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be residents in a European country (including UK)
  • Must be affiliated to a European university or a European research institute
  • Should hold at least a Master of Science (MSc) degree or equivalent.

Not-eligible projects

  • literature reviews
  • meta-analysis
  • animal or in vitro studies

Selection procedure

Only research topics which endorse the objectives of the 2020 call of Alpro Foundation will be considered. Judging criteria are based on

Excellence (weight 50%)

  • Proposed work is novel and has innovation potential (eg. novel objectives, novel concepts and approaches, potential for innovative results, …)
  • Quality/Credibility of proposed approach/methodology
  • Quality/Credibility of research team

Impact (weight 30%)

  • Extent to which the outputs of the proposed work could increase the awareness on the environmental impact of dietary habits
  • Extent to which the outputs of the proposed work could result in relevant benefits for the European population (eg. towards recommendations, policy makers, …)

Quality and efficiency (weight 20%)

  • Clarity and pertinence of the objective
  • Likelihood that the proposed approach can be accomplished within the timeframe
  • Likelihood that the proposed approach can result in publication(s)