Industry Funding

The INC is proud to constantly support the entire nut and dried fruit industry by funding a number of projects, all with the goal of promoting growth in the sector. The INC-funded projects include research and promotional grants, and regional dissemination campaigns to increase nut and dried fruit consumption.

INC Grants

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Research Projects

The objective this call is to fund clinical, epidemiological, basic and/or strategic research that may contribute to enhance the understanding of the health effects of nuts and dried fruits.

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Dissemination Projects

The goal of this grant is to fund promotion and dissemination projects aimed at building consumer demand for nuts or dried fruits, whenever such projects are beyond the scope of the INC, i.e. projects that the INC cannot fit within its regular activity, for instance due to language or geographic challenges.

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Open Access Studies

The objective of this call is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and to promote the dissemination of the health benefits of nut and dried fruit consumption as widely as possible, through the payment of the Open Access charges of those articles already accepted for publication in a scientific journal or those articles that have been already published.

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INC Funded Studies

Over the last nine years, the INC has funded more than €5 million in research and dissemination projects. While research grants are aimed at helping understand the health effects of nut and dried fruit consumption, dissemination projects are aimed at building consumer demand for nuts or dried fruits. Latest projects have been effects of long-term mixed nut consumption on brain health in the elderly and associations between nut intake cognitive function and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in older adults.

Dissemination Plans

Starting in 2017, the INC began to launch a yearly dissemination campaign directed at consumers with the goal of raising awareness of the health benefits of nuts and dried fruits, as well as increasing consumption worldwide. Campaigns to date have been nuts for gifts, nuts for a healthier world, Nutfruit Power, Real Power for Real People, and our latest campaign focusing on brain health. This 2022, the INC has taken its campaigns regional, starting off in China where the campaign is being aimed at the new consumer, Gen-Z.