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International Cooperative Biodiversity Group, NRI

NIFA, in partnership with National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, is inviting applications for the establishment or continuation of International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) to address the interdependent issues in biodiversity exploration for applications in health, agriculture, and energy while supporting the sustainable use of these resources and enhanced economic growth. Sustainable Agriculture goals may include the discovery and development of new crop protection or animal health agents from natural products, or the production of biobased products, such as ethanol for bioenergy. The sustainable agriculture goals also should include promoting the preservation of the environment and the long term profitability of farming. NOTE: All applications should be submitted through NIH. A meritorious application may be requested to resubmit a component, identified by NIFA in consultation with the NIH, NSF, and DOE, after initial peer review of entire ICBG proposals for funding directly from NIFA.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • City or Township Governments
  • County Governments
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
  • 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
  • State Governments
  • More Information on Eligibility

    The eligibility requirements for the NRI are as follows: except where otherwise prohibited by law, State agricultural experiment stations, all colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, Federal agencies, national laboratories, private organizations or corporations, and individuals are eligible to apply for and to receive a competitive grant.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: 

    Solicitation Date (Opening) September 5, 2007
    Letter of Intent Due Date November 6, 2007
    Due Date (Closing)
    December 5, 2007
    Estimated Total Program Funding $3,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $600,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Siva Sureshwaran
    Funding Opportunity Number RFA-TW-08-003
    CFDA Number 10.206
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