Partnership NWO-TIFN - System Approaches for Food and Nutrition open for applications

With the 'System Approaches for Food and Nutrition' Partnership between NWO and TI Food and Nutrition (TIFN), researchers can apply for funding for PhD projects as part of larger theme projects together with private parties from the food industry. Deadline for applications is June 9, 2015. The total budget available is up to 2 million for a period of 5 years, funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Funding is up to 250,000 for four-year PhD projects.

Aim of the partnership is to develop in-depth knowledge regarding pre-competitive questions in four theme projects:

• Evolutionary trade-offs in functional fermentation;

• Improving phosphorous efficiency in relation to dairy cows;

• Food structure, oral processing and sensory perception;

• Mitochondrial health.

The participating industries/private parties CRV, CSK food enrichment, Danone, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Fromageries Bel and Unilever co-fund this call regarding the research project(s) for which they have indicated their interests. Deadline for the submission of full proposals is September 10, 2015.

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