EPA Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the US

Sponsor Deadline: 

Feb 9, 2022


Environmental Protection Agency

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EPA Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the U.S.
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2022-STAR-E1
RFA url    https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/research-reduce-consumer-food-waste-united-states-request-applications-rfa

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing cutting-edge transdisciplinary research (integrating diverse disciplines such as behavioral science, psychology, economics, public health, and sociology) to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches/methods to reduce household food waste through prevention (i.e., not redistribution) in the United States in real world settings. Prevention of household food waste means that the amount of food available for consumption in a household that is not ultimately eaten by the household is reduced. Applicants should propose a community-engaged research project that addresses at least one of the following three pathways to reduce household food waste through prevention:

  • Changing the U.S. food environment to discourage waste by consumers.
  • Strengthening consumers’ motivation, opportunity, and ability to reduce food waste. 
  • Leveraging and applying research findings and technology to support consumers in food waste reduction