The major aim of these research grant awards is to provide financial assistance for innovative original research projects of nutritional and health relevance to developing countries with a good potential for long term capacity building component as well as a high impact for long term implementation. The grants provide financial support for the conduct of the study (material, biochemical analysis, reasonable equipment etc) and if needed salaries of the research staff (the latter in developing countries only). Proposals that are viewed favorably by the Foundation are characterized by: 1) Good agreement with the aims and objectives of the Foundation 2) Demonstration of a competence and expertise to address the area of research as well in the research design and methodology and rationale for the study 3) Bear a high component of capacity building and human resource development in the host institutions in developing countries. 4) The results of the research will contribute to long term improvement of nutrition and health in a community or region as well as globally.


Click here for a list of eligibility criteria.

Funding Available

Grants are worth up to USD 300,000 over three years.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity by emailing the following contact(s) as soon as possible: Heloise Emdon and their Research Facilitator.

To obtain an institutional signature please contact Heloise Emdon.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) January 3, 2022
Submission to Sponsor January 10, 2022 (Full Proposal)

*LOI required prior to full proposal submission

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.