The goal of the Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program is to ultimately improve food and nutrition security in poor countries, guide ongoing and future programs and research activities on food choice, and to foster a community of practice in food choice research in developing countries. In 2016, DFC is awarding 8 two-year grants from its first competition. The program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government. DFC is managed by the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health.