Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards 2022
The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards 2022 are now accepting nominations.
The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards honor outstanding achievement in food innovation and community impact throughout the world.
The Arrell Food Institute honors global leaders who are guaranteeing the planet’s future food security and seeks to motivate new leaders to make radical changes.
To meet the difficulties of feeding 9 billion people and beyond, our planet will need scientific brilliance and community participation.
In 2022, two awards will be given:
One prize will be given to a researcher, or a group of researchers, who have made major advances in food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety, and/or human nutrition, with a substantial benefit to food systems or society.
Food science, agriculture’s environmental impact, crop or livestock genetics, agroecology, soil health, food animal health and production, pest management, supply chain management, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food consumption, human nutrition, and food retail/marketing are some of the likely topics.
The other prize will be given to a person or group of people who have made a significant contribution to enhanced nutritional health and/or food security, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations.
Food sovereignty, food production, food distribution/access, food insecurity, community development and governance, household nutrition, urban poverty, traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, underserved community empowerment, and food and nutrition literacy are all likely topics.
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Prizes of Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards
- The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph will administer the two awards, which are worth a total of $125,000 CAD and include a $100,000 cash reward for winners’ personal use and up to $25,000 each award for travel and lodging.
- A citation for the prize as well as a commemorative item will be handed.
- Recipients are asked to take part in a series of activities. Award winners, in particular, may be requested to attend the next Arrell Food Summit. Other engagements may be planned, depending on mutual availability.
- Given the current worldwide pandemic, a decision on the award’s travel and accommodation component will be made at a later date.
Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards Requirements
Nominations are open to citizens of any country, regardless of gender, race, religion, faith, or residence.
Private corporations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, charity foundations, and not-for-profit organizations may submit nominations.
If a single organization submits several nominations, only the one with the most recent date will be approved.
The following are the requirements for the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards:
- The person or group nominated will have made exceptionally significant and documented contributions to either scientific understanding of food production, distribution, and sales, or human nutrition/consumption; and/or at the community level, significantly improving nutrition, including food access and distribution.
- The nomination package must clearly show how the person or organization being nominated played a key leadership role in attaining the above-mentioned accomplishments.
- The awardees must be able to attend the award ceremony as well as any related activities.
The nomination package must contain the following and clearly illustrate how the person or organization being recognized played a vital leadership role in attaining the outcomes:
- Information about the nomination (maximum length: one page):
- Name(s), present job, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number of the nominee(s).
- Which prize they’ve been nominated for (“research” or “community”).
- The name and contact information for the nominating organization.
- An endorsement from a senior official of the nominating organization (President, Vice-President, Managing Director, Chief Executive, Chair, Dean) confirming the authenticity of the information and approving the nominee(s) as the organization’s sole nomination.
- Nomination statement (3-5 pages recommended):
- Description of the nominee’s accomplishments in the field of food science or contributions to the community.
- Description of the nominee’s contribution’s influence.
- Cross-references to the letters of support and other papers detailed in the next two points.
- Letters of support from up to three persons and/or organizations that are familiar with the nominee’s work but are not affiliated with it or its organization (suggested length up to 4 pages).
- Articles outlining the candidate’s achievements and/or the effect of her/his/their work; previous awards and recognitions; publications by or about the nominee that directly connect to their contribution are examples of additional documentation (suggested length up to 5 pages).
- Nomination packages should not exceed 15 pages in length and should be delivered as a single document in portrait or landscape style. The adjudicators will not consider cover emails.
- All documentation must be sent in Adobe (.pdf) format by Friday, January 14, 2022 to [email protected], which is also the address for any enquiries.
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Deadline: January 14, 2022