The BCFN Foundation has opened the research competition BCFN YES! 2016. For a grant of €20,000, researchers from across the globe are invited to put forward projects and concrete solutions on the themes of food and sustainability.
BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young students and researchers from across the globe. Launched for the first time in 2012, the aim of the initiative is to reward the best ideas about food and sustainability. Projects are assessed by an international jury according to their social impact, innovation, originality and feasibility and the best win a monetary prize to implement them. Following the success of the first four editions, which saw hundreds of participants from all continents take part, BCFN YES! 2016 is back with a new competition that invests in young researchers by supporting PhD level education with a study grant. Researchers from across the world are invited to present innovative high-impact projects, capable of meeting global research requirements, that are in line with the central themes of the BCFN Foundation such as food, nutrition, health and sustainability. Topic areas Research proposals should aim at building a more sustainable agri-food system, considering environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects. BCFN encourages the submission of: – New or ongoing research projects; – Unfunded proposals; – Co-financed projects. Who can participate? – Students and applicants who are currently pursuing a doctoral degree. – Researchers and applicants with a PhD or a doctoral degree received after December 2014. All participants must be under the age of 35 at the date of December 31, 2016 .
Awards:- €20000 Research grant