National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.
Who is eligible to apply: Applications may be submitted by the following eligible applicants only: the Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory; non-government organizations and/or community-based organizations; organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety; federal, state, local, or tribal agencies; an institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; a collaboration of two or more eligible entities.
- Awards: Up to $550,000
- Due: Thursday, June 6, 2019
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2019, EWD invites applications in five areas: professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, and a brand new program for agricultural workforce training.
- Program Areas:
- Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy (formerly Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals (PD-STEP)): $300,000/4 years; limited submission requirement of three applications per institution.
- Agricultural Workforce Training Grants: $500,000/5 years; limited submission requirement of three applications per institution.
- Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU): $500,000/5 years; limited submission requirement of three applications per institution.
- Predoctoral Fellowships: $180,000/3 years.
- Postdoctoral Fellowships: $165,000/2 years.
- Due dates: Due dates vary by program area. See RFA for details.
National Science Foundation (NSF):
The lead agency opportunity allows US and UK researchers to submit a single proposal describing a project involving US and UK researchers, that will undergo a single review process by the lead agency, on behalf of both NSF/BIO and UKRI/BBSRC. In 2019 proposals will be accepted for US-UK collaborative projects in the areas of intersection between NSF/BIO and UKRI/BBSRC as set out in the notice of intentions.
Proposals must address the priorities of both UKRI/BBSRC and participating NSF/BIO Divisions. Proposers must provide a clear rationale for the need for a US-UK collaboration, including the unique expertise and synergy that the collaborating groups will bring to the project. Proposers should note that the lead agency opportunity does not represent a new source of funding. Proposals will be assessed in competition with all others submitted to normal solicitations/responsive mode round, and outcomes will be subject to both success in merit review and the availability of funds from both UKRI/BBSRC and NSF/BIO.
Proposals relevant to the following priority areas and agency programs are eligible to apply for the lead agency opportunity in 2019.
- Biological informatics
- Understanding Biological Microbiome
- Quantum Biology
- Synthetic approaches to address fundamental biological questions
Webinar: ECR: BCSER Webinars
April 30, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The webinar will provide a general overview of the ECR: BCSER solicitation (NSF 19-565) and highlight the opportunities for early and mid-career investigators to build capacity to conduct high-quality fundamental STEM education research.
To join the Webex meeting, click this link: https://nsf2.webex.com/nsf2/j.php?MTID=m7f554cc286a36cf264e47b4c98819d4b
Meeting number (access code): 902 964 883
Meeting password: BCSer@2019