The Good Food Institute

Plant-based or Clean Meat Research (grant for up to $250,000)


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You’re invited to help feed the world! Thanks to gifts from visionary donors, the Good Food Institute will fund research to accelerate the development of plant-based and clean meat products. Solve a challenge in these industries and your research can help create a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply!

The Good Food Institute (GFI) promotes food innovation and markets to feed the world’s growing population with safe and healthy foods produced through systems that do not negatively impact people, animals, and the planet. We focus on accelerating research, development, and the path to competitive commercialization for plant-based and clean meat.

GFI’s Science & Technology Team catalyzes research and development to improve the quality, price, and accessibility of plant-based and clean meat. In support of this effort, we are launching a competitive research grant program to fund research addressing critical science and technology barriers facing the plant-based and clean meat industries. We encourage you to submit your proposal and join us in creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply!

Deadline for proposal submission: November 21, 2018

Eligibility: Applications from any sector – including academia, government, industry, and nonprofits – from around the world will be considered. GFI’s foundational mission is to support all plant-based and clean meat industries. Research funded by this program will be made available and accessible to that benefit.

Budget: Total project budget should be less than or equal to $250,000.

For complete application instructions, eligibility, and submission information, please download the full RFPs.


For additional information on the science and technology of plant-based meat, please review our plant-based meat mind maps. For information on clean meat, please review our clean meat mind map and this cover story in Food Technology.

For additional resources, please click here.

If you have specific questions about this program or the information contained within the RFPs, please email

This program is made possible thanks to generous donors. Philanthropic support is vital to GFI’s mission. To discuss how you can be part of this transformative work with your gift or grant, please contact GFI development director Clare Bland at

Time commitment: Not specified

Applications due: 2018-11-21

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  • Created by Cameron Meyer Shorb
  • Submitted 18 Sep
  • Last updated 18 Sep