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RFP: Peanut Nutrition Grant

The Peanut Institute Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) entity that funds research in the area of peanut nutrition. We are requesting proposals from scientists across the country to enhance our understanding of how consuming peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut products affects health in various populations. For the 2023-2024 cycle, there are two grants that applicants can choose from. You can choose to apply for one or both opportunities:

Suggested funding amount:

General Research Grant: $25,000 – $250,000

Special Research Grant: $350,000— $750,000

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2023

You can download the details on each opportunity below. Please upload completed applications here.

Application questions can be emailed to ssterling@peanut-institute.com

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Funded Projects 2022

UniversityPrincipal Investigator(s)Title
Maastricht UniversityPeter Joris, PhD
Ronald P. Mensink, PhD
Long-term peanut consumption and brain health: targeting cerebrovascular function and brain insulin sensitivity by long-term peanut consumption to improve cognitive performance
University of Texas ArlingtonR. Matthew Brothers, PhDPeanuts and Neurocognitive / Cardiovascular Health in Black Individuals
Deakin UniversitySze-Yen Tan, PhD, AdvAPD, RNutrPeanut butter as a strategy to improve older adults’ physical capacity
Augusta UniversityMaleah Holland-Winkler, PhD
Nicole Peritore, PhD, CHES
Effects of peanut butter on sleep quality and daily energy levels in fire fighters

TPIF Scholar Awards 2022 (mini-grant program)

UniversityPrincipal Investigator(s)Title
University of Wisconsin-MadisonBradley Bolling, PhD
Chandra Singh, PhD
Yaa Asantewaa Kafui Klu, PhD, MPH, CPH
Pilot study of the anti-cancer effects of phytochemicals from peanuts on leukemia cell lines
University of BarcelonaAnna Tresserra Rimbau, PhD
Raul Zamora Ros, PhD
Audiovisual recipes with peanuts for oncological patients

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