Research
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Product Research Active Calls

Below are links to our active Product Research funding opportunities. Each individual page contains a description of the requests for pre-proposals and the on-line submission forms. The average duration of funded projects is 2-3 years. The National Dairy CouncilTM (NDC) accepts applications from both domestic and international researchers from academic, industry, and government organizations.

2020 PRODUCT RESEARCH GENERAL SOLICITATION IS NOW CLOSED

This year areas of interest were:

CHEESE AND CULTURED DAIRY: ENHANCE CHEESE AND CULTURED DAIRY OPPORTUNITIES IN DOMESTIC AND EXPORT MARKETS

MILK POWDERS: ENABLE THE U.S. TO BE A PREFERRED SUPPLIER OF MILK POWDERS BY DEVELOPING THE KNOWLEDGE TO CONSISTENTLY PRODUCE POWDERS THAT MEET CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS

MILK AND WHEY INGREDIENTS AND FRACTIONS: INCREASE UTILIZATION OF MILK/WHEY PROTEINS AND OTHER FRACTIONS

CO-PRODUCTS: IMPROVE QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, AND INCREASE UTILIZATION OF CO-PRODUCTS

 FLUID MILK AND BEVERAGES: DRIVE INCREMENTAL GROWTH IN DAIRY BEVERAGES​

 DISCOVERY: CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH THAT LEVERAGES A NEW OR EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO KE​EP THE U.S. DAIRY INDUSTRY AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION​​

 FOOD SAFETY: CONTROL OF PATHOGENS IN DAIRY FOODS AND/OR DAIRY PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS​​

To find out more about the type of studies and research areas we funded in a past, please visit Funded Research section. Please check our website periodically for new research calls or you may join our mailing list to receive new research solicitation announcements.

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