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Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program

The purpose of the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (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.

The RFA announcement and technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 funding opportunity is scheduled. Please access the details about the webinar, such as the zoom link, date, time, etc., through the Webinar heading below. The recording/supporting documents will also be accessible through Webinar heading after the event.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.
Reasonable Accommodation
If you need a reasonable accommodation to access information related to this grant opportunity, please contact the Information Contact listed on this page no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for the webinar or event related to this grant opportunity, please contact the event host.
Language Access Services
NIFA offers language access services, such as interpretation and translation of vital information, free of charge. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA Language Access Services and request service no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.
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
Other Due Date
Letter of Intent
Letter of Intent (LOI) is encouraged but not required.
Funding Opportunity Number
Assistance Listing Number
Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Match Required
Range of Awards
$10,000 - $650,000
Percent of Applications Funded
Previous Fiscal Year RFA
FY23-BRAG-RFA-508.pdf (pdf - 423.81 KB)

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