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Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program

The Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program focuses on supporting research projects to improve the efficiency and sustainability of laying hen and turkey production through integrated collaborative research and technology transfer. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program to support research into:

1.     disease prevention, which includes research on vaccines, diagnostics, disease resistance and reducing pathogen transmission;

2.     antimicrobial resistance, including alternatives to antimicrobials, new antimicrobial technologies, and mitigation of multidrug resistance;

3.     nutrition, including alternative and sustainable feeds;

4.     gut health, including improvements that promote animal health and improved understanding of impacts of pathogens, commensals and the microbiome; and

5.    alternative housing systems under extreme seasonal weather conditions.

The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2023 funding opportunity is now scheduled. Please see details about the webinar, including the registration link, date, and time, via the technical assistance webinar button below. The recording and supporting documents will also be posted to this page after the event.

Reasonable Accommodations and Language Access Services: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the informational webinars listed, please contact the event host listed no later than 10 days prior to the event. 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 or contact Lois Tuttle, Equal Opportunity Specialist, at  or (443) 386-9488.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.

More Information on Eligibility

Applicants for the Laying Hen and Turkey Research Program must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.
Eligible applicants include:
1) State agricultural experiment stations;
2) colleges and universities;
3) university research foundations;
4) other research institutions and organizations;
5) Federal agencies;
6) national laboratories;
7) private organizations, foundations, or corporations;
8) individuals; or
9) any group consisting of two or more of the entities listed in subparagraphs 1) through 8).

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Range of Awards
$300,000 - $465,000
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