Hackettstown, NJ — Submissions are now being accepted for the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC reports.
The grant provides funding for innovation in the areas of chocolate history research, scholarship and education. Submissions can be made on the American Heritage Chocolate site and the deadline is December 30, the candymaker reports. A minimum of $30,000 will be award.
“At Mars, we believe that chocolate has played an intrinsic role in our collective global heritage and culture,” says Gail Broadright, director Mars sponsorships and family properties. “The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant was created to support institutions dedicated to revealing these stories, sharing them with the public, and preserving them for future generations.”
Established in 2013 and named after one of the late owners of Mars, Inc., the grant supports projects that “investigate and/or educate the public on the history of chocolate and/or the chocolate making process from a cultural, historic and/or scientific perspective,” according to Mars Wrigley. The awards are given based on merit and judged by a committee of experts.