Policy Research Centers Grant Program (PRC)
A Policy Research Center (PRC) is defined to have the analytical capacity to either perform policy analysis across multiple sets of public policy issues or have a specialized capacity in a single policy area. A center may reside in a single institution or be a collaborative effort across multiple institutions. These centers will conduct research and education programs that are objective, operationally independent, and external to the Federal Government and that concern the effect of public policies and trade agreements on the following areas: (1) The farm and agricultural sectors (including commodities, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops); (2) the environment; (3) rural families, households, and economies; and (4) consumers, food, and nutrition.
Who Is Eligible to Apply
1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
Independent School Districts
Native American Tribal Govts (Federally Recognized)
Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
Other or Additional Information (See below)
Private Institutions of Higher Ed
State Agricultural Experiment Stations
More Information on Eligibility
Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, corporations, and individuals (7 U.S.C. 3155).
Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic