AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program

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AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program: The FY 2014 AFRI NIFA Fellowship RFA focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society. The AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program targets talented, highly-motivated doctoral candidates and post-doctoral trainees that demonstrate remarkable promise and the potential to become gifted education, extension, and research professionals in the United States. The NIFA Fellows are individuals who have the potential for remarkable accomplishments in agricultural science. The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates and the research independence and teaching competencies of postdoctoral students in the food, forestry and agricultural sciences, which are within NIFA’s AFRI Challenge Areas, through well-developed and highly interactive mentoring and training activities. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include single-function Research, Education, and Extension Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects.
Federal Grant Title: AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Education Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004368
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.310
CFDA Descriptions: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Current Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2014 A Letter of Intent is required and i
Original Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2014 A Letter of Intent is required and i
Posted Date: Oct 29, 2013
Creation Date: Oct 29, 2013
Archive Date: Mar 22, 2014
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Small businesses
Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility
It is highly encouraged that applications be submitted through the mentor's institution with the mentor institution listed as the applicant (see Part IV, B.1.). Eligible mentor institutions include: (1) State Agricultural Experiment Stations; (2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); (3) university research foundations; (4) other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies, (6) national laboratories; (7) private organizations or corporations; (8) any group consisting of two or more entities identified in (1) through (7). Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.
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AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
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