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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Office of Research and Development
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program
Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2022-STAR-E1
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.509
Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Request for Applications (RFA)
Solicitation Opening Date: December 10, 2021
Solicitation Closing Date: February 9, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing cutting-edge transdisciplinary research (integrating diverse disciplines such as behavioral science, psychology, economics, public health, and sociology) to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches/methods to reduce household food waste through prevention (i.e., not redistribution) in the United States (U.S.) in real world settings. Prevention of household food waste means that the amount of food available for consumption in a household that is not ultimately eaten by the household is reduced. Applicants should propose a community-engaged research project that addresses at least one of the following three pathways to reduce household food waste through prevention:
- Changing the U.S. food environment to discourage waste by consumers.
- Strengthening consumers’ motivation, opportunity, and ability to reduce food waste.
- Leveraging and applying research findings and technology to support consumers in food waste reduction.
Informational Webinar for Applicants
Jan 6, 2022, 2-3 pm EST
Join us for an informational webinar on this funding opportunity. The webinar will cover application information and provide an overview of what has already been provided in the RFA. Webinar
- Share general information and information on research areas for the RFA (EPA Project Officer)
- Learn about the submission, eligibility, relevancy review and peer review processes (EPA Eligibility, Submission, and Peer Review Officers)
- Question & answer session
A copy of the webinar presentation will be available on the Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Request for Applications (RFA) for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.