Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants

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Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants: This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Federal Grant Title: Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-HEP-003849
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.210
CFDA Descriptions: Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants
Current Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2012
Posted Date: Jun 14, 2012
Creation Date: Jun 14, 2012
Archive Date: Sep 14, 2012
Total Program Funding: $3,240,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $262,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $4,500
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Pursuant to section 1417 of the NARETPA of 1977 (99 Stat. 1548; 7 U.S.C. 3152), and administrative provisions that can be found at 7 CFR 340 (http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_05/7cfr3402_05.html) applications may be submitted by: (1) Land-grant institutions including the University of the District of Columbia; (2) Colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (3) Other colleges and universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food, and agricultural sciences. Research foundations maintained by an eligible college or university are eligible to submit graduate training proposals under this RFA. Applicants should be institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas (TESA). Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.
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