Categories of Eat Right Research Awards and Grant

Categories of Research Awards & Grant

I. Eat Right Research Awards

 

This category will recognize the outstanding work already done in the area of research and development specifically in areas of food safety, healthy diets and sustainable foods. The award will have three sub-categories:

A. INDIVIDUAL AWARD
B.TEAM AWARD
C. START-UP AWARD

The Eat Right Research Awards are open for Academia and Research Organizations (Government and Private). Following are eligible to apply:

  • Individuals (backed/housed in an academic institution, university)
  • A group of researchers (backed/housed in an academic institution, university)
  • Start-ups (backed/housed in an academic institution, university/Government Department
A. Eat Right Research Individual Award

Individual researchers associated with any academic institution/ University/ Research organization may apply in this category. The award is open only for completed research work/study in the aligned areas and any ongoing work will not qualify for this category.

  • This category will cater to individual researchers/ mainly PhD/ master’s students who have completed their research work and have papers published in peer reviewed national/ international journals. The research should be aligned to the Eat Right theme (Eat Safe, Eat Healthy, Eat Sustainable) during their PhD or M.Sc. dissertations.
  • Individual award of INR 2.5 lakhs shall be given for completed research under this category.
  • The award funds will be transferred to the applicant’s bank account through account transfer.
B. Eat Right Research Team Award

A team of researchers involved in successful completion of the study/research work associated with any academic institution/ university/research institution can together apply for the Eat Right Research Team Award.

  • This category will cater to the group of researchers who have completed their research work and have papers published in peer reviewed national/ international journals. The research should be aligned to the Eat Right theme (Eat Safe, Eat Healthy, Eat Sustainable).
  • The Eat Right Research team award of INR 5 lakhs shall be given for the completed research work under this category and ongoing research work will not qualify for this category.
  • Under this category, the award funds will be divided equally among the winning team members and transferred to their respective bank accounts through account transfer.
C. Eat Right Research Start-up Award

A team in a start-up incubated or backed by institutions can apply for the Eat Right Research Team Award category.

  • This category will cater to the start-ups who have completed their research work and have papers published in peer reviewed national/ international journals.
  • The Eat Right Research team award of INR 5 lakhs shall be given for the completed research work under this category.
  • Under this category, the award funds will be divided equally among the winning team members and transferred to their respective bank accounts through account transfer.
II. Eat Right Research Institutional Award

 

FSSAI will award the outstanding work taken up by the institutions, in any of the identified areas (Eat Safe, Eat Healthy, Eat Sustainable).

The Eat Right Institutional Award is open for Academia and Research Organizations (Government and Private). The entries will be judged on the following criteria (not limited to):

  • Number of research papers published in peer reviewed national/ international journal in last 5 years on the Award Themes (Eat Safe, Eat Healthy, Eat Sustainable)
  • Number of research projects completed in last 5 years on Award Themes (Eat Safe, Eat Healthy, Eat Sustainable)
  • On-going research projects on Award Themes
  • Accolades of Faculty members (awards/ membership to councils/ committees)
  • Patents granted and commercialized (limited to Award Themes)
  • Technologies/ varieties developed and commercialized
  • Licensing to start-ups/ Industry/ entrepreneurs, etc,
  • Prototypes developed and authorized

Total of 10 Institutions will be given a cash prize of INR 10 lacs/ winner (one time).

III. Eat Right Research Grant

 

Through the Research Grant, FSSAI intends to recognize and provide grant to the researchers from the Indian universities, academia and other non-governmental research institutes to share their innovations and research in the food sector. Under the Grant, FSSAI will prefer fresh research proposals (without any existing funding) from the Universities/ Academic institutions that align to the above three categories of Eat Right India (Eat safe, Eat healthy and Eat sustainable). FSSAI will shortlist research proposals that will have the potential to scale-up at the national level.

The Eat Right Research Grant are open for Academia and Research Organizations (Government and Private). The duration for the research grant is 2 years.

The winning entries are eligible for a total budget up to INR 50 lakhs for a maximum of two years with no further extension in grant/ time.