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Principal Investigator Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Senior Researchers and
Faculty to Support Research on Egg-Related Nutrition and Diet

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Egg Nutrition Center (ENC)

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Grants to USA, Canada and International senior research associates and faculty for scientific research related to the role of eggs and egg nutrition in healthy diets. Funding is intended to support both observational cohorts and clinical interventions where appropriate.

The 2019 request for proposals targets research that can help advance understanding in emerging scientific topics regarding the role of eggs and egg-related nutrients within healthy diet patterns. The Funding Source is especially interested in proposals that aim to investigate potential differences across ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age groups, or other relevant subgroups that address the following questions:

-What is the role of eggs in the diet for young children up to 24 months of age? For example, how do eggs or components of eggs impact diet quality, neurocognitive development, or risk for allergy?
-What are the effects of eggs within predominantly plant-based eating patterns? Some evidence has suggested eggs may be a complement to fruits and vegetables due to enhancement of nutrient bioavailability. We are interested in exploring this area further and other effects of eggs within plant-based eating patterns.
-Does the unique nutrient package of eggs (including lipids, phospholipids, protein, vitamins, minerals, and bioactives) contribute to health and prevention of chronic disease across the lifespan?

All projects must adhere to strict research integrity principles and abide by the core values of objectivity, accountability, and transparency. For more information please see the URL for Full Text (RFP) below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185554

Number of Grants:

Approximately 15 full proposals are requested from the pool of LOIs. From these applications, approximately 50% are funded in part or in full.

Estimated Size of Grant:

For the Principal Investigator research grant, the proposed budget and timeline should align with the work proposed. Principal investigator salary may be included up to a maximum of 20% if justified.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is intended for faculty and/or senior research associates. ENC accepts LOIs from investigators outside of the United States.

Please note that that ENC allows indirect costs of no more than 10%.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of intent for should be submitted by April 2, 2019 through this website. Selected applicants will be notified the week of April 8th, and will be invited to submit a full proposal.

ENC research interests and deadlines will be updated annually and posted as part of that year’s RFP.

ENC strives to notify investigators of research awards by the end of the second quarter of the calendar year. Based on prior years, final contracts are typically executed by the end of the third quarter, with first payments distributed late during that calendar year.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Download and submit the Letter of Intent at the URL for Full Text (RFP) below.

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