Call for pre-proposals

27 October 2022
For 2023-2024 Cosun Nutrition Center has a budget available of € 120.000,- for several research projects. For each project there will be a maximum budget of € 40.000,-. Matching from, for example, Dutch Research Council (NWO) or other public/private financial sources is preferred.

All research topics on the association between plant-based nutrients and sustainability or health-related outcomes are welcomed. Possible research topics are:

  • Plant proteins and/or carbohydrates in a sustainable diet.
  • Communication and consumer behavior with respect to plant proteins.
  • The role of carbohydrates (i.e. sugars, starch and fibers) in metabolic diseases, physical and mental performance/health.
  • The effect of carbohydrates (i.e. sugars, starch and fibers) on the microbiome and immune responses.
  • Special sugars (e.g. d-allulose, L-arabinose) and their health effects.
  • Risk-benefit assessment and public health impacts (cost-benefit assessment) of plant ingredients versus animal-based ingredients.

More information can be found in our call for pre-proposals.

Pre-proposals can be submitted until December 18th, 2022.

Media contact

Andries Olie, Spokesman
Andries Olie, Spokesman
Senior Manager of Nutrition, Health and Sustainability