Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

The summary for the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program: 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 and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-HEP-006390
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.210
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 31st, 2017
Original Application Deadline: October 31st, 2017
Posted Date: September 1st, 2017
Creation Date: September 1st, 2017
Archive Date: November 30th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $3,100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $262,500
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $4,500
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 1st, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Pursuant to section 1417 of the NARETPA of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3152), and administrative provisions that can be found in 7 CFR 3402 applications may be submitted by: (1) Land-grant institutions (1862, 1890 and 1994 Institutions); (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.
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Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
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