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Cereals & Grains Association Research Council

​Investing in Cereal and Grain Science and Supporting Research

The aim of the Cereals & Grains Association Research Council is to fund scientific projects related to the cereals and grains industries. The Council will solicit and fund project proposals that focus on developing grain science advancements that result in new research advancements, methods, publications, presentations, etc., to benefit the Cereals & Grains Association’s membership at large. Research of particular interest might include:

  • Methodologies for non-wheat for applicability in breadmaking/baking
  • Non-allergenic gluten replacement/alternative market
  • Upcycling grain materials and quality
  • Regenerative agriculture grain quality
  • Rapid methods for existing wet chemistry methods
  • Process innovations for unlocking functionality
  • Nutrition topics that could include everything from microbiome or gut-brain access through ingredient constituent parts of grains impact on biology
  • Sensory aspects of grain products​

Project grants range on average from $5,000 ​up to $25,000​. Grants will cover one year of funding. If additional funding is requested beyond a one-year duration, a new proposal must be submitted and will be evaluated by the Cereals & Grains Association Research Council​

Grant Funded Projects

Thanks to our sponsors and the Cereals & Grains Association Foundation, the Research Council has funded over $50,000 in projects since 2022. Learn more about the funded projects​. ​

Join the Cereals & Grains Association Research Council

The Cereals & Grains Association Research Council is composed of members from the Cereals & Grains Association Board of Directors and members of companies providing supporting funding. The group is led by the Cereals & Grains Association Board members,​ Deirdre Ortiz, and Nicole Rees.

We invite your organization to support scientific excellence in cereals and grains science​ and join the Cereals & Grains Association Research Council to help support project grants.​

Become a Sponsor

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, encourage and extend cereal and grain science research, or become a sponsor, contact Cereals & Grains Association Research Council Liaison, ​​Brianna Plank.

Sponsor Levels

  • Innovation Fund sponsorships of $2,500–$9,999 will give the sponsor a non-voting​ seat on​ the Council and will have access to view the proposals and receive updates submitted from the funded submissions bef​ore the general membership
  • Innovation Fund sponsorships of $10,000 and above will invite the sponsor to participate in reviewing submitted research proposals and the sponsor will be accord​ed one (1) vote in the funding decisions
  • All Innovation Fund sponsors supporting Research Council will receive access to the funded research results​​

Thank you to our 2023 ​Sponsors

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Thank you 20​​2​2 Sponsors

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