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USDA-NIFA announces AFRI Foundational Program FY 2013 Request for Applications

Posted By Kathy R. Munkvold, Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released its fiscal year (FY) 2013 request for applications (RFA) for the Agriculture Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program. The program is designed to support research grants in AFRI priority areas that aim to build a foundation of knowledge in fundamental and applied food and agricultural sciences that can be applied to address current and future societal challenges. The following are the six AFRI priority areas:

1. Plant Health and Production and Plant Products;

2. Animal Health and Production and Animal Products;

3. Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health;

4. Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment;

5. Agriculture Systems and Technology; and

6. Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

For more information on stakeholder input used to develop the FY 2013 Foundational Program RFA, please see the RFA at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/2013_afri_foundation.pdf.

Grants.gov information regarding the RFA can be accessed here: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204054

 

Proposal information for each of the AFRI priority areas relevant to plant science is listed below. See the RFA for specifics on other AFRI priority areas.

 

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Letter of Intent Deadline November 26, 2012 (5:00 p.m. ET)

· Program Area e-mail for Submission of Letter of Intent – plants@nifa.usda.gov

Application Deadline – February 18, 2013 (5:00 p.m. ET)

Total Program Funds – Approximately $37 million

Proposed Budget Requests -

· Standard Grants must not exceed $500,000 total (including indirect costs) for project periods of up to 5 years.

· Conference and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants must adhere to the guidelines outlined beginning in Part II, D. 3.

Program Area Priorities – Applicants must address at least one of the following:

1. Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production

2. Understanding Biological Mechanisms for Plant Production

3. Understanding Plant-Associated Microorganisms and Plant-Microbe Interactions

4. Controlling Weedy and Invasive Plants

5. Plant-Associated Insects and Nematodes

 

Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Letter of Intent Deadline – November 19, 2012 (5:00 p.m. ET); see Part IV, A for instructions

· Program Area e-mail for Submission of Letter of Intent – foodnutrition@nifa.usda.gov

Application Deadline – February 6, 2013 (5:00 p.m. ET)

Total Program Funds – Approximately $18 million

Proposed Budget Requests-

· Standard Grants must not exceed $500,000 total (including indirect costs) for project periods of up to 5 years.

· Conference and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants must adhere to the guidelines outlined beginning in Part II, D. 3.

Program Area Priorities – Applicants must address at least one of the following:

1. Physical and Molecular Mechanisms of Food Contamination

2. Function and Efficacy of Nutrients

3. Improving Food Quality

 

Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Letter of Intent Deadline – November 15, 2012 (5:00 p.m. ET); see Part IV, A for instructions

· Program Area e-mail for Submission of Letter of Intent – naturalres@nifa.usda.gov

Application Deadline – February 21, 2013 (5:00 p.m. ET)

Total Program Funds – Approximately $17 million

Proposed Budget Requests-

· Standard Research Grants must not exceed $500,000 total (including indirect costs) for project periods of up to 4 years.

· Conference and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants must adhere to the guidelines outlined beginning in Part II, D. 3.

Program Area Priority – Applicants must address the following:

1. Soil, Air, and Water Processes in Agroecosystems

 

Agriculture Systems and Technology

Letter of Intent Deadline – November 20, 2012 (5:00 p.m. ET); see Part IV, A for instructions

· Program Area e-mails for Submission of Letter of Intent: epp@nifa.usda.gov for Engineering, Products, and Processes; nano@nifa.usda.gov for Nanotechnology for Food and Agriculture

Application Deadline – February 13, 2013 (5:00 p.m. ET)

Total Program Funds – Approximately $12 million

Proposed Budget Requests –

· Standard Grants must not exceed $500,000 total (including indirect costs) for project periods of up to 5 years.

· Conference and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants must adhere to the guidelines outlined beginning in Part II, D. 3.

Program Area Priorities Applicants must address at least one of the following:

1. Engineering, Products, and Processes

2. Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems

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