GFI Research Grant Program
Closing Date: 21/09/2023
Funding is available on an annual basis for research projects anywhere in the world addressing specific scientific and technological topics within the field of alternate proteins.
The Good Food Institute (GFI) is a US-based international non-profit organisation established in 2016 that promotes plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated meat. Advancing the science of plant-based and cell-based meat is one of GFI’s primary areas of focus.
In 2018, GFI launched a competitive research grant programme to fund open-access research in the field of alternate proteins. This programme runs an annual request for proposals for research projects that address scientific and technological challenges facing the alternative protein industry.
The 2023 Request for Proposals invites submissions for consideration for the Institute’s Field Catalyst Grants, targeted funding opportunities focused on the following specified scientific and technological topics:
- Extrusion 2.0: Enhancing traditional extrusion through process innovation and mechanistic evaluations of protein texturisation.
- Developing tools and knowledge to promote stemness and proliferation in seafood cell cultures.
- Data collection and curation to inform the development of genome-scale metabolic models for optimization of feedstock formulation and feed conversion.
- Improving feedstock availability for food fermentation in biomass and precision fermentation platforms.
Field Catalyst Grants typically do not exceed 24 months in duration.