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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Carbon Cycle Science

The carbon cycle plays a fundamental role in the forces driving global climate change as well as being impacted by a changing climate. This program, offered in partnership with the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013 program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science (DOE), and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), contributes toward the goals of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its Carbon Cycle Science Program by providing critical scientific information about the movement of carbon in the environment and potential near- and long-term changes in the carbon cycle, including the role of and implications for societal actions. It follows from three previous joint USDA-NASA solicitations in 2004, 2007, and 2010, addressing questions of carbon stocks and fluxes as well as how carbon cycling might change and be managed in response to a changing climate, and the risks and benefits to society of management and adaptation options.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Individuals
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Applications must be submitted through NASA ROSES 2010.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) February 14, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date May 1, 2013
    Due Date (Closing)
    July 31, 2013
    Estimated Total Program Funding $26,500,000.00
    Range of Awards $200,000.00 to $1,000,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 15%
    Cost Sharing Requirements See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Nancy Cavallaro
    Funding Opportunity Number NNH13ZDA001N-CARBON
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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