Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar

COVID-19 Update: EPA is providing flexibilities to applicants experiencing challenges related to COVID-19. Please see the Flexibilities Available to Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 clause in Section IV of EPA’s Solicitation Clauses.

Overview information

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:

  1. Changing the U.S. food environment to discourage waste by consumers.
  2. Strengthening consumers’ motivation, opportunity, and ability to reduce food waste. 
  3. 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
Register here

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

Objectives

  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: