Promoting the Purchase to Plate Tools for Food Demand and Diet Quality Research

Purpose: The Gifford Center for Population Studies, located at the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the Economic Research Service of the USDA seeks to promote the use of the Purchase to Plate tools developed by USDA. To this end, the Gifford Center invites research proposals that use Purchase to Plate tools to conduct research on diet quality, food choices, the cost of a healthy diet, nutritional food insecurity, economic and racial/ethnic disparities in diets, and effects of policy on these outcomes, among other themes. Proposals may address multiple research areas. The goal of this program is to fund proposals focused on these core research areas that display sound research design and high potential impact. Thanks to generous funding from USDA-ERS, the Gifford Center anticipates funding up to five proposals, up to a maximum of $75,000 per award.
Receipt Date:
Monday, May 2, 2022
Total Awards: Up to $75,000 per award
Eligibility: Principal Investigators must hold a Ph.D. and be in an academic appointment, or equivalent, at a U.S. based institution. The Center is particularly interested in supporting early-career researchers. Competitive proposals for which the PI is an Assistant Professor or junior researcher will be rewarded in the evaluation process.