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Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Solicitation - USDA, DOE

The USDA's, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) announce the interagency Program to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feed stocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Please note that applicants will submit applications through DOE and a preapplication is requested rather than a letter of intent.

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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

    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. IMPORTANT! See RFA for specific eligibility requirements.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) November 24, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date December 29, 2014
    Due Date (Closing)
    March 2, 2015
    Estimated Total Program Funding $2,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $200,000.00 to $400,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 25%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Ed Kaleikau
    Funding Opportunity Number DE-FOA-0001249
    CFDA Number 10.310 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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