Research Application

Arla Food for Health (AFH) is based on the conviction that equal collaboration through independent research activities, both nationally and internationally, are crucial for the ability to address several global health challenges.

The ambition is to push boundaries and foster world-class dairy science. Subsequently results can be applied in food design and new nutritional solutions with positive impact on global nutritional sta-tus and public health – this will create value for individuals, the society and the collaborating part-ners.

The AFH partners are committed to create impact and objectively disseminate the scientific insights developed through the AFH-projects. The collaboration between the partners include a targeted and coordinated public outreach that can serve as basis for a science based nutrition and health dia-logue with external stakeholders – including authorities, NGO’s, universities and other industries.

Arla Food for Health announces a call for applications within three focus areas

  1. Prevent/remedy metabolic syndrome
  2. Prevent/remedy malnutrition
  3. Enhance immune defense/response


The two-stage application process

April: AFH announcement of 2019 call for applications
Primo June: Deadline for submission of optional one-page research proposal
Ultimo June: Receive feedback on optional one-page research proposal
October: Deadline for submission of applications
Ultimo December: Decision on funding communicated
Q1 following year: Final project approval and proceed to contract
Q2 following year: Funding

AFH emphasizes the scientific quality of the research proposed. As the total yearly fund is DKK 10 mill., typically 2-3 projects have received funding. These funds should be seen as seed money, enabling initiation of the work and leading to further funding via e.g. public funding sources. Thus, the content of the application may be seen and described as a phase of a larger and stronger research project.

Call for abstracts

2020 Arla Food for Health Conference

The submission deadline for abstracts is 3rd of April 2020