Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer

External Deadline: Thursday 31st, January 2019


Please contact Ellen Steinhauer , Manager, Awards and Honours, SIRI, for information on this program. Only one nomination per institution/organization will be accepted.

The Arrell Food Prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact. In 2019, two awards will be given:

One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has 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, agro-ecology, 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. Likely themes 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.

There are two $125k awards – one broadly for food research, the other for community activity related to food. The prize comprises $100k (CAD) for the personal use of awardees plus $25k in expenses to attend the prize gala and for an associated speaking tour.

Expected timeline:

  • – 31st January 2019: Close Nominations
    – February 2019: Eligible nominations will be sent to Adjudicators for consideration
    – March 2019: Adjudication Panel selects winners
    – April 2019: Winners contacted
    – May 2019: Award Ceremony in Guelph

Nomination Instructions

Funding Sources

University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 10, 2019