USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Programme

Deadline: 30 September 2019

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States of Food and Agriculture (USFA) is currently accepting applications for its “Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science” programme to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas mentioned below to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture.

The purpose of AFRI is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. These include farm efficiency, profitability and sustainability, ranching, bioenergy, forestry, aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, mitigating impacts of biotic and abiotic constraints on food production, food safety, mitigating food waste and food loss, physical and social sciences, home economics and rural human ecology, biotechnology, and classical breeding.

Priority Areas

  • Plant Health and Production and Plant Products;
  • Animal Health and Production and Animal Products;
  • Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health;
  • Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment;
  • Agriculture Systems and Technology;
  • Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $182,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

Research, Education or Extension Projects

  • Eligible applicants for single-function Research, Education or Extension 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;
    • any group consisting of two or more entities identified in a) through h).
    • Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.

Integrated Projects

  • Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include:
    • Colleges and universities;
    • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions;
    • Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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