DFID & BMGF Food Safety RFA

Food Systems for Improved Nutrition Research Program: Request for Applications

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Announcement: Request for Applications

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are seeking applications to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in sustainable, nutritious food systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The goal of this program is to deliver high-quality evidence on innovations, interventions and approaches to mitigate food-borne diseases (FBD) and biological hazards related to food systems at large scale in LMIC food systems. The outcome will be a portfolio of research investments that fill the gaps in evidence related to the nature of the problem, incentives and barriers to reducing the presence of hazards in the food supply, and appropriate policies, regulations, and standards.


Activities & Timeline

March 28, 2018: RFA released
May 7, 2018: Concept memos due 5 pm GMT
May 30, 2018: Invitations for proposals
July 23 2018: Final proposals due