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Small Business Innovation Research: Plant Production and Protection - Biology

This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. The objective of this topic area is to examine means of enhancing crop production by applying biological approaches to reduce the impact of harmful agents, develop new methods for plant improvement, and apply traditional plant breeding methods and new technologies to develop new food and non-food crop plants, as well as new genotypes of existing crop plants with characteristics that allow their use in new commercial applications. This topic area supports the following NIFA Societal Challenge Areas: Global Food Security and Hunger; Climate Change; Sustainable bioenergy; and Food Safety.

Special Notation

More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to submit applications to this program. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research or research and development purposes.

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

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 19, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase I
    September 26, 2013
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,300,000.00
    Range of Awards $70,000.00 to $100,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 14%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Shing F Kwok
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004332
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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