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

Animal production and health play critical roles in the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. They contribute significantly to the nations economy, global food production and food security. Our competitiveness depends on understanding the critical biological and physical mechanisms underlying nutrition, growth, reproduction, and health in livestock, poultry, equine, and aquacultured species. Research at the genetic, genomic, molecular, cellular and organ systems levels is essential. Animal production and health play a critical role in the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. We need to expand our knowledge using basic and applied research to reduce production and health costs, enhance nutritional quality of animal products, and minimize environmental impacts. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities in the Animal Health and Production and Animal 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 27, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    Letter of Intent Required for Application Submission
    May 1, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,000,000.00
    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 Mark A. Mirando
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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