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Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)

The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms — such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses — arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. See the Request for Applications (RFA) for details. View the Centers of Excellence (COE) webpage to access a factsheet on the COE designation process, including COE criteria, and a list of programs offering COE opportunities.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

More Information on Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by any United States public or private research or educational institution or organization.

Posted Date
For more Information Contact
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Letter of intent
No
Other Due Date
Letter of Intent
Letter of Intent (LOI) is encouraged but not required.
Funding Opportunity Number
USDA-NIFA-BRAP-008702
Assistance Listing Number
10.219
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
Estimated Total Program Funding
$5,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$5,000 - $500,000
Percent of Applications Funded
31%
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