Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (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 details.

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. 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.

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Closing Date: Monday, September 30, 2019

Other Due Dates:

  • Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources – Letter of Intent required: Letter of Intent Deadline – July 18, 2018
  • Agricultural Bosecurity Coordination Network – Letter of Intent required: Letter of Intent Deadline – July 24, 2018
  • Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools (FACT) – Letter of Intent required: Letter of Intent Deadline – July 25, 2018
  • Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) – Letter of Intent required: Letter of Intent Deadline – July 25, 2018
  •  Exploratory Research -Letter of Intent required: Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline – See Exploratory Research Program Area Priority for additional information (See Part I, C.).
  • Application Deadline Dates: See Program Area Priorities for additional information (See Part I, C. in the RFA).

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006609

Estimated Total Program Funding: $182,000,000

 

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