Applying for Funding

Any funding application should be made as part of a response to calls for projects from the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation or at the specific request of The Foundation. No funding request submitted in any other way will be considered. Any document the applicant may deem useful and any internal document mentioned in the funding request may be appended. 

International Call for research projects on Sustainable Food Systems 2016

TRIPARTITE CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Thought for Food Initiative "Transdisciplinary research towards more sustainable food systems"

Agropolis Fondation, Fondazione Cariplo and Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso are pleased to announce the launch of the “Thought for Food Initiative: Transdisciplinary research towards more sustainable food systems” Call for Proposals.

This Call aims to (a) advance understanding of the sustainability of food systems and explore innovative solutions that could help actors involved to achieve it; (b) facilitate the emergence of excellent, new and high-impact research activities; and (c) generate a leverage effect that encourages new collaboration between different types of disciplines with a specific focus on combining natural and social sciences, and that are inclusive of diverse stakeholders.

It will thus support research projects, including those with a capacity building component in any of the following thematic strands (or a combination of both):

  • (a) Diverse agricultural production for more sustainable food systems and diets; and
  • (b) sustainable food processing for more sustainable and healthy diets.

Application for funding under this Call will undergo a “two-stage process.” Applicants will first have to submit a Concept Note (CN) for review. Proponents of selected CN shall be asked to submit a Full Proposal (FP).  

Download Terms of Reference 

To submit your Concept Noteclick here to reach the online tool of Agropolis. Please note that to be eligible you need to fill it online at (you need to register to get in).

Please note that deadline for submission of Concept Notes is on 29 February 2016. 

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Agropolis Fondation:
Fondazione Cariplo:
Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso:

If you have questions on the 2016 call please visit the FAQ page.


International Call for research projects on Sustainable Food Systems 2015:

The 2015 International call for research projects on Sustainable Food Systems is now closed ! LOI had to be submitted before May 3rd. Applicants will be kept informed of next steps arond May 15.

It addressed the 3 following topics: 
  • TOPIC 1: Sustainable territorial food systems;
  • TOPIC 2: Diversity in production systems and diversity in diets;
  • TOPIC 3: Consumers trust and distrust in food and food systems.
To respond to the international call for research projects, please follow the steps below :
If you have questions on the 2015 call please visit the FAQ page.

Operational projects in France or Spain:

Please see the French website or the Spanish website