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USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Foundational and Applied Science Program. Due: 12/31

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USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

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The 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.


1. Eligible applicants for single-function Research, Education or Extension Projects include:

a) State Agricultural Experiment Station;

b) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher);

c) university research foundations;

d) other research institutions and organizations;

e) Federal agencies;

f) national laboratories;

g) private organizations or corporations;

h) individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and

i) any group consisting of two or more entities identified in a) through h).

Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.

2. Integrated Projects Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include:

a) colleges and universities;

b) 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and

c) Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities (see NIFA's HispanicServing Agricultural Colleges and Universities page).

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Application Deadline:

December 31, 2022

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