Deadline: 3 August 2016
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is inviting applicants for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants that address key problems of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including farm efficiency and profitability, ranching, renewable energy, forestry (both urban and agro-forestry), aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, food safety, physical and social sciences, home economics and rural human ecology, biotechnology, conventional breeding, and including both conventional and organic food production systems.
Through this support, AFRI advances knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences that is important to agriculture. It also allows AFRI to support education and extension activities that deliver science-based knowledge to people, allowing them to make informed practical decisions.
- Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance
- 5-Year Assessment of the AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area
Funding Information: NIFA anticipates $6 million will be available to support new awards within the AFRI Food Safety Challenge Areas that are designed to help solve critical problems across the United States for projects up to 4 years (FY 2016 – FY 2019)
- New application: This is a project application that has not been previously submitted to NIFA.
- Renewal application: This is a project application that requests additional funding for a project beyond the period that was approved in an original or amended award.
- Resubmitted application: This is an application that was submitted previously to NIFA but not funded.
- Eligible applicants for Research Projects include:
- State Agricultural Experiment Station;
- Colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher);
- University research foundations;
- Other research institutions and organizations;
- Federal agencies,
- National laboratories;
- Private organizations or corporations;
- Individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and
- Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area.