Entry criteria

  • The application for the grant is open to individuals aged 18 and above who have a clear and practical connection to dairy farming –  this can include farmers, farm animal keepers, practicing veterinarians, farm animal nutritionists, researchers or graduate students in veterinary, animal or agricultural science.
  • By submitting a project, applicant’s warrant that he/she is sole owner of any ideas/proposals and that submissions are made in line with applicable laws the applicant is subject to.
  • Applicants can submit as many projects as they wish.
  • Any previous sponsorship or link to any company must be fully disclosed in the application form.
  • The grant will be paid directly to the applicant responsible for the project or to the institution that the applicant legally represents. A contract between the different parties will be signed to ensure all obligations are clear to all parties before any payments are made.
  • Grant winners will be requested to submit an interim report on findings mid-way through the project, and a final report with the findings and conclusions. Trouw Nutrition may request to visit the applicant to validate the entry mid-way through the project.
  • The grant can be used to fully or partially fund the research. The applicant is responsible for clarifying if the grant is not legally conflicting with other types of funding already in place for the research project.
  • By submitting a project, applicants warrant that he/she owns all proprietary rights, in particular copyrights relating to any images or videos submitted in the context of the application.
  • The project selection criteria will include: Innovative approach, Impact on health, Impact dairy cow longevity, Sustainability.
  • Applicants are required to submit a project proposal via the online submission form
  • Projects submitted must be already in the process of implementation or to commence by May 20 2020
  • Trouw Nutrition/Nutreco staff, their spouses and persons related to them are not eligible to apply for the grant.