Q: Please clarify the role of the academic partner for the initiative.
A: Each team must include a full-time or adjunct faculty member from an academic institution. The role of the academic team member may include helping with project evaluation as well as with conducting surveys, collecting process data or helping with study design. In addition, a faculty member may provide content or technical expertise for the project. The faculty member must be an active team member.
Q: Can award money be used to support faculty salary?
A: No, funding cannot be used to support faculty salary but it can be used to support other salaries such as graduate students, data collectors, and to provide stipends for others working on the project.
Q: Can funds be used to support in-direct costs?
A: No, in-direct costs such as university overheads may not be covered with the 30K.
Q: Will projects be considered that focus on either “planet” or “health” but not both?
A: No. The goal of the “One Planet. One Health” Initiative is to promote sustainable food systems that reflect that the health of people and the health of the planet are interconnected. The Initiative fosters a new generation of transdisciplinary thought leaders working together and advocating for food systems solutions that can benefit the health of the public.
Q: When is the next application period?
A: We anticipate awarding grants every two years. Information will be posted on the website in the spring of the application year.