Enroll for Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021
The Arrell Food Prizes acknowledges global distinction in the areas of food innovation and community impact. In 2021, two awards will be given:
One award will be in honour of a researcher, or a group of researchers, who has improved understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, and has brought significant positive impact on society. Prospective themes include: Food science, The environmental impact of agriculture, Crop or livestock genetics, Agro-ecology, Soil health, Food animal health and production, Pest management, Supply chain management, Food processing, packaging, safety, consumption, Human nutrition, Food retail/marketing.
The other award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improve the nutritional health and/or food security, with a target of strengthening disadvantaged communities. Likely themes include: Food sovereignty, Food production, Food distribution/access to food, Food insecurity, Community growth, 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 following are the criteria for the Arrell Food Prizes:
• The nominated individual or group should have made outstandingly significant and documented contributions to either our scientific understanding in relation to food production, distribution and sales or Human nutrition/consumption; and/or at the community/ grassroot level in improving nutrition, including making access to, or the distribution of food.
• The nomination package must evidently demonstrate how the individual or group being nominated has played a critical leadership role in attaining the above noted contributions.
• Nominees must be available to attend the award ceremony and other ancillary events.
Terms of the Prize:
The following are the terms following the Arrell Food Prizes:
• Each of the two prizes will be worth $125,000 CAD comprising a $100,000 cash award for the personal use of recipients and up to $25,000 per award for travel and accommodation of the recipients, fully administered by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.
• An award citation and a commemorative item will be presented to the winning nominees.
• Recipients are required to participate in the program of events. In particular, the award recipients may be required to attend the next Arrell Food Summit. There may also be other organized engagements, subject to mutual availability.
• As a result of the current global pandemic a determination on the travel and accommodation component of the award will be made during the 2021 calendar year.
• Citizens of any country are qualified for nomination, without restrictions on gender, race, religion, creed or residency.
• Nominations will be received from private companies, academic institutions, governmental units, charitable foundations, and not-for-profit organisations. Where multiple nominations are received from a single organization, the submission with the latest date will be accepted.
Academic institutions, governmental units, private/public organisations are eligible to submit a nomination for the Arrell Food Innovation Awards. Each organization is allowed submit just one application to each award. The nomination packages are strictly classified and identities of nominators, nominating organizations and nominees are kept restricted excluding the winners. Self-identified demographic information will be accumulated in order to control our ongoing efforts to consider the full range of human achievement. The nomination package must evidently present how the individual or group being nominated played a crucial leadership role in achieving the outcomes, and must include the following:
• Information on the nomination (suggested length – at least a page):
° Nominee’s name(s), current position, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
° Award nominated for (“research” or “community”).
° The name and contact details of the organization submitting the nomination.
° An approval by a senior official (President, Vice-President, Managing Director, Chief Executive, Chair, Dean) of the nominating organization, which verifies the accuracy of the information and endorses the nominee(s) as the only nomination from the organization.
• Nomination statement (suggested length 3-5 pages):
° Description of the nominee’s accomplishments in terms of the Science of food or Food contributions at the community level.
° Description of the impact of the nominee’s contribution.
° Cross referencing to the letters of support and additional documents as described in the next two points.
• Letters of support from at least 3 individuals and/or organizations aware of the nominee’s work, but are not directly associated with the nominee’s work or organization (suggested length up to 4 pages).
• Additional documents that includes: articles stating the nominee’s contributions and/or the impact of her/his/their work; other awards and recognitions; publications by or about the nominee that relates directly to their contribution (suggested length up to 5 pages).
• In total, nomination packages must be at most 15 pages, and should be presented as one document. Cover emails will not be regarded by the adjudicators.
• All documents must be submitted by *February 28, 2021 in Adobe (.pdf) format to
email@example.com.* All nominations packages will be acknowledged.
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The right to make changes to process as necessary are reserved by us. We will make any changes transparently and without giving advantage to any nominees or groups. Our expected timeline is as follows:
December 1, 2020: Open nominations
28th February 2021: Nominations close
March 2021: Administrative checks, then qualified nominations to Adjudicators for consideration
April 2021: Adjudication Panel meets to select winners
Late Spring 2021: Winners contacted; travel arrangements made.
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