The bulk of membership dollars will go into research allocations and funding graduate students and post docs. Fifteen percent of the membership dollars will go toward indirect costs assessed by the college of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and up to 10% will go toward sustaining the center’s function (administrative cost). CFANS and the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (FScN), will cover the administrative costs for the first two years. The hope is for the center to grow and be self-sustaining within two years of its launch.
Other sources of funding
The Center will also seek funding from foundations, federal and state agencies, and private donors/investors. Additional funding will be used for research, graduate students and post docs. Some additional funds may also be used to acquire necessary instrumentation and cover indirect costs and administrative fees.