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Funding

Special Research Grants Program Potato Breeding Research

The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production. As used herein, varietal development and testing is research using conventional breeding and/or biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato varieties. Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support variety development.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Applications may be submitted by 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, as amended (16 USC 582a et seq.), and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) April 4, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    May 15, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $1,238,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $600,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 100%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Ann Marie Thro
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SRGP-004517
    CFDA Number 10.200 - Grants for Agricultural Research, Special Research Grants
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