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AFRI – FAS Novel Foods and Innovative Manufacturing Technologies (A1364)
Program Area Priority: NIFA requests proposals for research that develop risk-based approaches to ensure the quality, safety and nutrition of novel foods and food ingredients, including products from pulses. This priority area also seeks to advance food manufacturing competitiveness to ensure a more sustainable, resilient and healthy food supply.
Applications must address one or more of the following (order does not indicate importance):
a. Improve knowledge and understanding of the chemical, physical, biological, and nutritional properties of novel foods and novel food ingredients including effects of climate changes as appropriate;
b. Improve the safety, quality, shelf-life, convenience, nutrient profile or sensory attributes of novel foods and novel food ingredients;
c. Develop innovative manufacturing technologies that increase productivity, improve food quality and/or nutritional value of foods and food ingredients that are more energy, water and resource efficient; or
d. Advance sciences and develop technologies to improve shelf life and minimize food loss and waste throughout the food supply chain including consumer empowering tools to support circular bioeconomy.