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Critical Issues: Plant and Animal Pests and Diseases - Animal

The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Public Law 112-55, did not provide funding for the Critical Issues program in FY 2012; therefore, NIFA will not offer the funding opportunity this fiscal year. The FY 2011 request for application is available for informational purposes ONLY. The program is designed to provide one-time seed funding to help initiate work requiring immediate attention until other longer-term resources can be secured to address the issue. Priority will be given to proposals which are staffed by collaborative teams who document their experience in making optimal use of existing local, regional, and national capabilities and capacities; and demonstrate their experience in conducting time-critical research, however all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. NIFA anticipates soliciting proposals several times this fiscal year to address specific new or emerging issues. Applications are being solicited for the Development of new knowledge leading to improved vaccine(s) and molecular diagnostic methods for control and det

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • More Information on Eligibility

    State agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 USC 582a et seq.) McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act, and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine for the purpose of facilitating or expanding ongoing State-Federal food and agricultural research programs.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) March 11, 2011
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    April 25, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $300,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $300,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 80%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Gary B. Sherman
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-OP-003416
    CFDA Number 10.200 Grants for Agricultural Research, Special Research Grants
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