Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Applications to the FY 2018 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. These approaches must demonstrate current and future social, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed must result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption. See AFRI SAS RFA for details.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More on Eligibility:
Note: This RFA invites only integrated project (must include research, education, and extension) applications. Please see Part III, A. of the this AFRI SAS RFA for more specific eligibility requirements for integrated projects. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Monday, April 23, 2018
Closing Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Letter of Intent Due:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Team
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Funding Opportunity Number:
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Estimated Total Program Funding:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Range of Awards:
$0 - $10,000,000