The BCFN Foundation is a private non-profit apolitical institution, with the objective to produce valuable scientific content that can be used to inform and help people to make conscious choices every day about food and nutrition, health and sustainability.
Issues such as the irresponsible use of resources, food waste, and the prevalence of malnutrition need concrete interventions along the food chain. The BCFN Foundation supports the active role of young researchers, who can contribute to healthier food system.
The 2016 edition of the Young Earth Solutions YES! contest has just been launched. The YES! Research Grant Competition is open to PhD and postdoctoral researchers under 35, from any country and background. The first prize is a 20 000 € research grant, in favour of a one-year project to promote the environmental, economic and/or social sustainability of the agri-food system. Research proposals may be submitted by July 27th, 2016.
Finalists, who can participate as individuals or as a team, will be invited to present their project in front of a panel of experts at the Seventh International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan, at the Bocconi University, on November 30th and December 1st. On this occasion, the winner will be selected and awarded. For details regarding registration and application please visit BCFN.
All finalists become part of BCFN Alumni, global network to share resources and experiences, and continue the dialogue on these issues.