Second call for projects of the NRP 69

Submission deadline

30/Oct/2015

The SNSF publishes a second call for proposals for the National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production", as announced in the implementation plan. This second phase will focus on large research projects integrating research along the food chain, from primary production to consumers, linking sustainability with public health and integrating socio-economic and policy aspects.

As previously announced in the implementation plan, the 2nd phase of the National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production" (NRP 69) will start on 1st July 2016. For the 2nd phase, a limited number of projects will be funded. New research addressing gaps in the current coverage of the programme’s goal or building on, synthetising and integrating outcomes from phase 1 projects will be given preference.

To be published on July 15th, the second call will focus on large research projects integrating research along the food chain, from primary production to consumers, linking sustainability with public health and integrating socio-economic and policy aspects. An overall budget of 3.8 mio CHF is available for this phase, for a maximum of 25 months project duration. The Steering Committee will select projects in a two-step procedure. First, letters of intention (LoIs) submitted until 30 October 2015 will be evaluated. PIs of selected LoIs will be invited to submit full proposals by 1st March 2016. Further instructions on the submission of the full proposals will be communicated in due time.

The Programme

The main goals of the National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production" (NRP 69) are to provide a practical base of knowledge about how healthy and sustainable eating can be promoted in Switzerland, how enough high quality and safe food can be made available at affordable prices and with optimal resource management and environmental impact. The conclusions of this NRP should be conducive to producing recommendations translatable into policies by the Swiss government and policy makers.​

Contact

Marjory Hunt
E-mail marjory.hunt@snf.ch