ASFS Grants

Affiliated Events Funding Application

The ASFS offers support for events such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia that take place between the main annual meetings. The theme and format of events is flexible, but all proposals should further the ASFS mission of promoting the interdisciplinary study of food and society.

Applicants must be current ASFS members. (Event participants need not be, but may be encouraged to join the association.) Applications are invited 3 times per year, with deadlines in September, January, and May. Up to $6000 is available per year, and applicants may request any sum between $500 and $2000 per event. It is expected that host institutions will offer matched funding, whether cash or in-kind.

Applications from outside the United States and North America are encouraged to apply. The committee will contact successful applicants within 1 month of the deadline. Event organizers will be required to report on the event for the ASFS newsletter.

Applicant details, please include the following:

Contact Information

Job title, Institutional affiliation

Any co-applicants & their institutional affiliation

Co-applicants must also be ASFS members. Co-organisers who are not ASFS members should be indicated in the event proposal below.

Competition cycle

Note applicants must allow at least 3 months between the submission deadline and proposed event date.

September 15    January 15    May 15

Description of proposed event

Please provide details of your proposed event (no more than 750 words). This should include: date, venue, theme, format, organising team, speakers (confirmed/tbc), anticipated participants/numbers, publicity plans, outcomes/outputs. Please indicate how the proposed event aligns with the ASFS mission. Note that proposals for single-speaker events (ie, lectures) are unlikely to be considered.

How you will share outcomes of your event with the wider ASFS membership? (maximum 150 words)

Proposed budget

Please provide a detailed budget with brief justifications. Funding is flexible and can be requested for catering, printing, local transportation, speaker travel, etc.

How will your host institution(s) or partner organisation(s) contribute, either cash or in-kind?

List any alternate sources of funding (admission fees, supporting grants, etc.)

Expenses will be reimbursed following submission of receipts. Only in exceptional circumstances will funds be provided in advance. If this applies to you, please provide an explanation below.

Send your application to


Fall, 2017

Brown Speakers Series
Brown University, winter 2017 & spring 2018, $1,150. Dr. Emily Contois

Circo de Gusto: A Surreal, Sensory Symposium
Culinary Institute of America, March 19, 2018, $2,000. Drs. Beth Forrest & Willa Zhen