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.
2021 PRODUCT RESEARCH GENERAL SOLICITATION IS NOW OPEN
This year areas of interest are:
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 (SMP/NDM/WMP) BY DEVELOPING THE KNOWLEDGE TO CONSISTENTLY PRODUCE POWDERS THAT EXCEED CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS
MILK AND WHEY INGREDIENTS AND FRACTIONS: INCREASE UTILIZATION OF MILK/WHEY PROTEINS AND OTHER FRACTIONS AND ENSURE THAT DAIRY PROTEINS REMAIN THE PROTEIN INGREDIENT OF CHOICE FOR FOOD FORMULATORS
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 KEEP 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.