Kindling Prize

In development, planned to launch in 2020

  • This a prize consisting of $10,000 to be awarded annually to an academic researcher in recognition of the commitment to use a combination of his/her writings and publications (scholarly and non-scholarly), professional skills, experience, positions, etc. to help front-line persons tackling negative impacts of industrial food animal production in low- and middle-income countries to deepen their understanding of and find solutions to this complex problem.
  • The purpose of the prize is to raise the profile of and reward those academic researchers who try to help front-line persons, and to acknowledge their contributions (which may have gone unrecognized).
  • The prize alternates between established senior academics (persons with at least five years of full-time research experience after receiving the doctoral degree), and early career researchers (doctoral candidates or individuals no more than five full years beyond receiving the doctoral degree).
  • There are no strings attached to the award, and no restrictions on how the award amount is to be used. No reporting obligations are imposed.