Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS): This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.
Federal Grant Title: Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-WAMS-006350
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.318
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 8th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: June 8th, 2017
Posted Date: April 11th, 2017
Creation Date: April 11th, 2017
Archive Date: July 8th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: April 24th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
As contained in Section 7204 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246 which amends Section 1672 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925)), applications may only be submitted by the following eligible applicants: (a) State agricultural experiment stations; (b) colleges and universities; (c) university research foundations; (d) other research institutions and organizations; (e) Federal agencies; (f) national laboratories; (g) private organizations or corporations; and, (h) individuals. Priority will be given to eligible institutions that carry out continuing programs funded by the Secretary.
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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Grant Program (WAMS)
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