Nomination Open for Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021


Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021 recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact.

The award Categories:
  • One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has an advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety, and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society. Likely themes include food science, the environmental impact of agriculture, 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, food retail/marketing.
  • The other award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improved nutritional health and/or food security, with a focus on strengthening disadvantaged communities. Likelythemes include food sovereignty, food production, food distribution/access, food insecurity, community development and governance, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, non-traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, empowerment of under-served communities, food and nutrition literacy.
The criteria for awarding the Arrell Food Prizes are as follows:
  • The individual or group being nominated will 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 nomination package must clearly demonstrate how the individual or group being nominated played a critical leadership role in achieving the above-noted contributions.
  • Nominees must be able to attend the award ceremony and ancillary events.
The eligibility for the event are:
  • 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.

Detail of the Award:

  • December 1, 2020: Open nominations
  • 28th February 2021: Nominations close
  • March 2021: Administrative checks, then eligible nominations to Adjudicators for consideration
  • April 2021: Adjudication Panel meets to select winners Late
  • Spring 2021: Winners contacted; travel arrangements made

To know about the nomination and registration process, visit here.

Apply by submitting all the required documents by February 28, 2021, in pdf format to

For more detail, visit Arrell FOOD INSTITUTE