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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Plant protection, plant production and the development of new plant products are critical to the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture and the success and growth of the Nation's economy. Future improvements will require an increased understanding of complex, inter-related factors at a wide range of scales. These include investigations of plant biology at molecular, cellular and whole-plant levels as well as innovative and environmentally sound approaches to improve plants and protect them from biotic and abiotic stresses. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities in the Plant Health and Production and Plant Products area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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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
  • Small Business
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) December 23, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date February 19, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    Letter of Intent Required for Application Submission
    April 17, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $20,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $500,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
    For More Information Contact Ann Lichens-Park
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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