Purpose: AFRI research, education, and extension grants address key problems of agricultural sustainability at national, regional, and multi-state levels. Issues include farm efficiency and profitability, ranching, renewable energy, forestry (both urban and agroforestry), aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, food safety, biotechnology, and conventional breeding. Through these grants, AFRI advances knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The grants also allow AFRI to support education and Extension activities that deliver science-based knowledge to people, allowing them to make informed practical decisions. Research, Education, Extension, and Integrated programs must increase agricultural and natural resource sustainability.
Receipt Date: April 30, 2015 by 5:00 p.m., Eastern
Total Awards: The total amount available for support of this program in FY 2015 is approximately $6 million.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants for research projects include:1) State Agricultural Experiment Stations; 2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); 3) university research foundations; 4) other research institutions and organizations; 5) Federal agencies, 6) national laboratories; 7) private organizations or corporations; 8) individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and 9) any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified in 1) through 8). Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations. Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include: 1) colleges and universities; 2) 1994 LandGrant Institutions; and (3) Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities.
Link: http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-childhood-obesity-prevention-challenge
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