Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have established a joint funding opportunity to support the development of breakthrough technologies that will enable significant advances in crop breeding. This opportunity aims to make high impact changes in the ability to translate basic knowledge of plant genomics to practical outcomes in crops of economic importance to the participating countries.

Who is eligible to apply: 

1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Individuals, 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), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, 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. For additional information, please refer to eligibility information within the RFA.

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

Closing Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Other Due Date: Summary Letter due Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Funding Opportunity Number: NSF18-039

Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000

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