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AFRI – FAS Food and Human Health (A1343)
August 10, 2023
Program Area Priority: NIFA requests proposals that use culturally and contextually appropriate approaches, where applicable, to investigate the interrelationships of foods, or components of foods, and their impact on the gut microbiota to improve human health. Project results should inform precision nutrition or personalized dietary needs particularly for historically underrepresented populations. Project results should complement our nation’s dietary pattern recommendations to prevent, reduce, or control chronic diseases.
Applicants must address at least one of the following:
a. Investigate the interrelationship of foods, or components of foods; and gut microbiota on human health; and/or;
b. Research on functional outcomes of the interrelationship between toxic elements, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and human microbiome; and/or;
c. Investigate relationship of food contaminants and the human gut microbiota; and/or
d. Determine the structure and functional outcomes of metabolites of gut microbiome and foods, or food components and/or contaminants.