Current CRIS RFP

Competition Details

Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET

Administrator(s): Michael Holsapple (Director), Heather Dover (Research Assistant)

Category: Seed Grants

Award Cycle: January 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Possible Target Areas of Research:

  • Applications of alternative testing for ingredient safety
  • Effects of ingredients on microbiota
  • Impact of Maillard Reaction products on food safety
  • Applications of exposure science / modeling for ingredient safety
  • Mycotoxins and food safety
  • Investigator-initiated proposals relevant to CRIS mission

Funding Available: 1 grant up to $75,000. Indirect costs are not allowable.

Maximum Applications Allowed Per Applicant: 1

Eligibility: Individuals with faculty positions at non-profit academic institutions in the United States are eligible to apply. Individuals from institutions other than Michigan State University should contact the CRIS Director or Research Assistant at prior to submission.

Description:The purpose of this CRIS RFP is to promote new and cutting-edge areas of research addressing ingredient safety. Grant proposals may be in areas described above. We anticipate that this RFP will enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from a national granting agency. 

Compliance with MSU and CRIS policies: By accepting CRIS funding, researchers at MSU agree to comply with all training policies, including Responsible Conduct of Research training and cross-disciplinary education for graduate students involved in the project.  Failure to comply with these policies may affect eligibility for future funds.  All recipients of CRIS funding are also expected to participate in CRIS science communication activities (e.g. provide content for CRIS Connects and CRIS Bits, present findings at CRIS Annual Meeting, etc.).

Submission: Submit application materials to Heather Dover at by the application deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Materials: 
Budget Template
Framework for Review of Proposals

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