Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program: The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research 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 Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research 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).
Federal Grant Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Education Energy Environment Food and Nutrition Health Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-003397
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.310
CFDA Descriptions: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Current Application Deadline: Jun 08, 2011 Mult
Original Application Deadline: Jun 08, 2011 Multi
Posted Date: Jan 07, 2011
Creation Date: Jan 07, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 08, 2011
Total Program Funding: $78,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 420
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled 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 - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
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