Research and Technology Clubs:

DRINC: Apply for funding

Call status: Closed
Outline call opens: 5 May 2015

We are pleased to announce the third call of the second phase of DRINC. This is the final call planned for the club which will continue to support research investigating the role of nutrition and physical activity, and the mechanisms by which they affect development and health.


Approximately £3M of funding is available to support a portfolio of projects at 80% fEC. Guidance about the process for submitting outline applications is described in the call text (see downloads).


A workshop for the call will be held on 7 May 2015 in London to provide an opportunity for applicants to:

For further information please see the DRINC 2015 workshop event page (related links) or the Launch Workshop Flyer (downloads).


We have worked with industry to identify three research challenges. Research proposals must address at least one of the challenges, which all sit within the overarching theme of improving our understanding of the relationship between diet and health. Further details are provided in the call text (see downloads).The three research challenges are:

  1. Understanding the relationship between food processing and nutrition
  2. Designing foods to maintain and improve health
  3. Understanding food choice and eating behaviour to improve health through diet

Check back when the call opens, 5 May 2015, for more details.