Nomination Open for Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021

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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 afiawards@uoguelph.ca.

For more detail, visit Arrell FOOD INSTITUTE