Deadline: March 5, 2024 

Awarded annually since 2018, the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize unique approaches and achievements of individuals and organizations around the globe. The two prizes of $100,000 are awarded in these categories: research innovation and community engagement innovation.

Our nomination period is now open. Nomination packages will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. ET on March 5, 2024. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the nomination instructions below to learn more.

Two prizes of $100,000 CAD each, are awarded annually.

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.

The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in the broad area of food
innovation and community impact. In 2024, two awards will be given:

Research Impact: A researcher, or group of researchers, will be honoured with this award if their work significantly improves food systems or society at large and demonstrates enhanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety, and/or human nutrition. Food science, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, 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 among the themes that are likely to be covered. The adjudication committee seeks contributions at the highest level. The nomination package will be examined considering the group’s maturity level or the nominee’s stage of career. It is not anticipated that early career individuals and just started projects will have attained the stature of enduring, well-established individuals and groups.

Community Impact: With an emphasis on empowering underprivileged communities, this award will be given to an individual or group of individuals who have made a significant contribution to increased food security and/or nutritional health.

Citizens of any country are eligible for nomination, with no restrictions on gender, race,
religion, creed or residency.

Nominations may come from private companies, academic institutions, governmental
units, charitable foundations, and not-for-profit organizations. In the case of multiple
nominations from a single organization, only the one with the latest date will be accepted.

The following criteria are used to determine who gets to win an Arrell Global Food Innovation Award:

The nomination package must clearly show how the individual or group being nominated played a critical leadership role in achieving the above noted contributions. • The individual or group must have made exceptionally significant and documented contributions to either our scientific understanding related to food production, distribution and sales, or human nutrition/consumption; and/or at the community level in markedly improving nutrition, including access to, or distribution of food.

The nominees must be able to attend the award ceremony and any related events; the nomination package should not contain a proposal or a request for funds.


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