The Berkeley Food Institute Seed Grant Program supports innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research projects that work to empower new food and agriculture leaders with capacities to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems. Grant recipients are engaged in critical, cross-functional research projects at UC Berkeley and beyond.
Supporting interdisciplinary food systems research
Academic research plays a central role in our mission to leverage UC Berkeley resources to shape a just California food system. At UC Berkeley, research is undertaken within several types of organizations, including academic departments, institutes and centers, and field stations. BFI Affiliated Faculty and Staff represent labs and research organizations throughout a variety of departments and organizations on campus. These organizations also consist of postdoctoral scholars, research scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students conducting original research and collaborating with scientists throughout the UC system and beyond.
This interdisciplinary research community generates knowledge that informs how we understand and shape food systems. Through grants, trainings, fellowships, and other forms of funding, we support our research community and lean on their work to inform our programming.
Research Program Highlights
Seed Grant Program