Innovation Lab for Food Safety

Innovation Lab for Food Safety

Funding Opportunities

Request for Applications: Long-Term Research Subawards

NOTE: Concept notes for this RFA were due May 7 at 5pm EDT and are currently under review. Any updates on current and future funding opportunities will be posted on this page. 

This Request for Applications (RFA) is issued by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL). While concept notes are no longer being accepted, the PDF solicitation is available here for reference.

UPDATE (April 21, 2020): Responses to RFA questions are available here.

Our Mission

To enhance agricultural sustainability and resilience, as well as food security, for developing nations – with research and capacity development that increases the production of, and access to, safe and nutritious food.

Anticipated Awards: The FSIL invites researchers to submit proposals for 3.5-year projects that support the Innovation Lab’s mission and objectives.

  • Each proposal may request up to $700,000.
  • Proposals must address a single FSIL target country.
  • All applications must be led by a U.S. academic institution and include at least one host-country partner.


Target Countries:
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Senegal, Kenya

All concept notes and full proposals must be submitted to the FSIL Piestar RFx site before 5:00pm EDT (GMT -4:00) on the date indicated in the timeline. Written questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted to fsil@purdue.edu by 5:00pm EDT on the date indicated in the timeline.

RFA Timeline