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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program: Agriculture Systems and Technology

This Program Area emphasizes the interrelationships between agricultural system components to develop the next generation of engineered systems, products, processes, and technologies. It blends biological, physical, and social sciences. This approach will lead to sustainable, competitive, and innovative solutions for U.S. and global agriculture and food production. Some key disciplinary contributors may include: engineering; agricultural economics; chemistry; microbiology; soil science; animal and plant sciences; veterinary medicine; genetics; social sciences; behavioral sciences; food safety; physics; materials science; and toxicology. By incorporating interdisciplinary sciences, projects are more likely to have varying dimensions of sustainability and have a greater impact on agricultural problems. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities of the Agriculture Systems and Technology 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 5, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    Letter of Intent Required for Application Submission
    April 9, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $6,000,000.00
    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 Daniel Schmoldt
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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