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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program - Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Human health is significantly affected by the safety, quality, and nutritive value of food. Knowledge generated from this program will enhance the microbial, physical, and chemical safety of foods, and provide information on the function and efficacy of foods, nutrients, and other bioactive components in promoting health. In addition, knowledge generated will improve processing, packaging and storage technologies to enhance the safety, quality and shelf life of foods. This knowledge will improve our understanding of human behaviors and how they are influenced by economic and other incentives in ways that enhance the safety, quality, and nutrient value of the food supply. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities of the Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health 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 18, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    Letter of Intent Required for Application Submission
    May 6, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $9,000,000.00
    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 Jeanette Thurston
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004412
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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