Deadline: 2 August 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is currently seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program “Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area”, focused on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems.
The long-term goal of this program is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and availability of safe and nutritious food while significantly reducing water use and preserving water quality. The projects are expected to transform how abundant, safe, and nutritious food is produced, processed, distributed, and consumed within the limits of available water from traditional and non-traditional sources.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $34,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $5,200,000
- 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
- Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations
- 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.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.