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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

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The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). See Foundational and Applied Science RFA for specific detail

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1862 Land-Grant Institutions
1890 Land-Grant Institutions
1994 Land-Grant Institutions
For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments
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)
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. Eligibility may differ based on project types. See Program Area Priorities in the current Foundational and Applied Science RFA for the requested project types. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational and Applied Science Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Note that restrictions apply to integrated projects applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Other Due Date
All Conference Grants - Letter of Intent required
Letter of Intent Deadline - Minimum of 195 days before the conference begins
Application Deadline Dates
Dates vary by program area priority, see Program Area Descriptions for additional information (See Part I, C.).
Funding Opportunity Number
Assistance Listing Number
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Attachment Size
FY 2019 AFRI FAS RFA (591.1 KB) 591.1 KB
Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards
$0 - $15,000,000
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