Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges.

The six priority areas are:
Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and

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Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities.

Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details).
Related Programs

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $150,200,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may only be submitted by eligible entities.

Eligibility is linked to the project type.

All project types are described beginning in Part II, C.Applicants must respond to the Program Area priorities and deadlines found in this RFA.

Grant recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award (see Part III B).



Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-program

Contact:
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

Agency Email Description:
If you have any questions related to preparing application content

Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2017-04-11

Application Due Date:
2018-09-30

Archive Date:
2018-10-30


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