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Grant Opportunities

New Harvest funds and supports open, collaborative, academic research for the advancement of cellular agriculture.

 

Since 2008, New Harvest has committed over $994,623 in grants for ten research projects across four countries and five disciplines.

Fellowship Program

Are you seeking funding for a PhD in cellular agriculture?

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The New Harvest Fellowship Program provides funding for doctoral (PhD) students pursuing basic scientific research in cellular agriculture. Interested students should begin by finding a principal investigator (P.I.) with the requisite expertise who is interested in working with them. Next, prospective students will design and submit a five to six page research proposal in partnership with their P.I.

As openness in research is a core value for New Harvest, Fellows are expected to demonstrate a commitment to openness throughout the duration of their term - ensuring that their work remains as accessible as possible, and that findings are published in a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Once accepted, all New Harvest Research Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly remote group meetings and to attend fellowship retreats with the New Harvest staff every six months. Research Fellows may also be asked to participate in New Harvest’s annual cellular agriculture conference by speaking or presenting a research poster.

Fellowship program application deadlines fall on November 15 and April 15 of each year.

The New Harvest Fellowship Program was established in 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Are you seeking funding to focus your postdoctoral research on cellular agriculture?

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The New Harvest Postdoctoral Fellowship Program funds postdoctoral fellows pursuing basic scientific research in cellular agriculture. To apply, interested PhDs (or PhD candidates) should seek P.I.s interested in working with them, and design a research proposal in partnership with their mentors.

As in the New Harvest Fellowship Program, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to openness - ensuring that their work remains as accessible as possible, and that findings are published in a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Postdoctoral Fellowship grant application deadlines are November 15 and April 15 annually.

Seed Grant Program

Are you seeking funding for a short term project focused on cellular agriculture?

 

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The New Harvest Seed Grant is a one-time disbursement of up to $5,000 USD in funding, for fixed projects lasting up to six months. This program has funded projects in cellular agriculture since 2017. The deliverables of any Seed Grant project must remain open and unpatented. Open licensing is encouraged.

Applications for a New Harvest Seed Grant should include a short literature review, a description of the intended project, a description of outputs, a timeline, and budget.

Seed grant application deadlines fall on November 15 and April 15 of each year. 

Dissertation Award

Are you in your last year of graduate school, seeking funding for the completion of your dissertation on cellular agriculture-related research?

The New Harvest Dissertation award is a one-time financial disbursement awarded to students in their final year of doctoral studies. Funds are allocated to students writing their final paper for publication in a peer-reviewed open access journal, and who plan to defend their PhD within one calendar year. Awardees’ research should broadly address cellular agriculture through basic research. Students must be currently matriculated in their fourth year of graduate school or beyond.

Work that is directly applicable to cellular agriculture includes, but is not limited to: research on vascularization, cell scaffolding materials, hollow fiber bioreactor design, muscle cell differentiation, serum free media formulations, or other basic science topics that could advance the state of cultured meat.

Dissertation award application deadline is November 15.

 


 

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How To Apply

Interested applicants for any New Harvest grants are encouraged to contact our Research Director, Dr. Kate Krueger, at research@new-harvest.org prior to designing their proposal, to receive a detailed package with instructions and procedures for submissions and grant terms. All program grants (excluding the Seed Grant) undergo a full external review process.

Have more questions on any of New Harvest’s grant opportunities? Our approach to openness? How to design your research proposal? The day to day experience of being a New Harvest Fellow? For these and any other research-related inquiries, or to apply for a grant from New Harvest, get in touch with Kate!

 


 

Updated on May 30, 2018