National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA):
NIFA recently added a program area to its main Agricultural and Food Research Initiative RFA: Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems.
There are four areas of priority: Health and Security of Livestock; Well-being of Farm, Food Service Providers, and Rural Americans; Economic Security; and Food Safety. Applicants should focus on critical and urgent research, extension, or integrated solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the nation’s food and agricultural system. Applications should include strategies and knowledge that can be rapidly implemented to minimize or eliminate COVID-19 impacts on the nation’s food and agricultural system.
- Awards: $1,000,000 total for up to 2 years.
- Deadlines: June 4, 2020. NIFA will expedite application evaluation & awards review to ensure rapid project start-up.
- See pages 72-75 of the RFA linked above for the new program area description.
The goal of the NFF program is to enhance the sustainability of the nation’s forest and rangeland resources and to enable landowners and managers to achieve their desired goals and objectives by making resource management decisions based on sound research findings. Forest and rangeland resources include vegetation, water, fisheries and wildlife, soil, and recreation. These projects must maximize the capacity, reach, and impact of the Cooperative Extension System – Extension Forestry and Rangeland Programs and must directly work across State boundaries to share expertise to address common problems (Priority 1) or develop and demonstrate a pilot project with researchers for knowledge transfer (Priority 2). The NFF addresses the sustainable use of natural resources by providing funding to the Cooperative Extension System to conduct educational programs for private forestland rangeland owners/managers that contribute to well-managed working lands and the ecosystem services they provide.
- Awards: $50,000 or $100,000 for 1 year, depending on project type.
- Deadline: June 28, 2020
The Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT) addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the phase-out of the methyl bromide pesticide. Methyl bromide has been a pest and disease control tactic critical to pest management systems for decades for soilborne and postharvest pests. The program focuses on integrated commercial-scale research on methyl bromide alternatives and associated extension activity that will foster the adoption of these solutions. Projects should cover a broad range of new methodologies, technologies, systems, and strategies for controlling economically important pests for which methyl bromide has been the only effective pest control option.
- Awards: $500,000 for up to 3 years.
- Deadline: May 22, 2020
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – see our Funding Opportunities Page for special funding opportunities related to COVID-19:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications for National Centers for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NCBIB). NCBIB are national resource centers for conducting research and development on new technologies that are driven by the needs of basic, translational, and/or clinical researchers. NCBIB also make their technologies available to other investigators, train members of the research community in the use of the technologies and disseminate the technologies broadly.
- Awards: Direct costs (excluding equipment) are not limited and are expected to vary among applications. Typical direct costs for NCBIB range between $600,000 and $750,000 for five years.
- Deadlines: LOI due 12 weeks prior to full application deadline; Standard dates apply for full applications.
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting research pre-proposals from colleges, universities and research facilities through May 1 for the 2020 Fall Research Competition. Research proposals are accepted and evaluated for funding twice each year, in the spring and fall. Pre-proposals are a one-page synopsis of the potential research project. The Foundation Research Advisory Committee will review the pre-proposals and invite full proposals that meet current research interests. Visit www.uspoultry.org, and click on “Research” for complete instructions and deadlines to submit a pre-proposal. A complete priority research list is available on the USPOULTRY website.
- Awards: Most of the proposals selected for funding have a budget of less than $80,000 and a timeline of 1-2 years.
- Funds can be used for graduate students, technicians, research supplies, and work and meeting travel. Up to 15 percent overhead is allowed. Funds cannot be used for professional (faculty or postdoc) salaries or equipment.
- Deadlines: Preproposals due May 1, 2020; Full proposals due July 1, 2020.
Limited Submission Opportunities (https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions):
The Division of Research (DOR) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. Please be aware that the list is not comprehensive. Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission RFP that is not posted on this website should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979.862.2233. The guidelines will be reviewed and an appropriate internal deadline will be established and posted to the website.
COVID-19 Guidance for Federal Funding Applicants and Recipients:
Agency Updates Specific to Federal Award Impact (https://www.cogr.edu/institutional-and-agency-responses-covid-19-and-additional-resources):
- USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources For Partners: https://nifa.usda.gov/coronavirus
NIFA COVID-19 FAQs Webinar video(link is external) (published 20 April 2020)
NIFA COVID-19 FAQs Webinar (published 17 April 2020)
NIFA Implementation of OMB Memo M-20-17, ““Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” (updated 16 April 2020)
NIFA Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients(updated 16 April 2020)
NIFA Email Newsletter Update(link is external) with a message from Director Scott Angle on providing administrative relief for recipients and applicants of federal financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 crisis (published 26 March 2020)
NIFA Deadline Extensions Due to COVID-19 (updated 18 March 2020)
- Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (3/16/20)
Per FFAR: As the impact of the COVID19 outbreak widens, FFAR is taking steps to keep our employees and stakeholders safe. So effective Monday, March 16, 2020 our offices in DC will be closed until the end of March and, if necessary, longer. Although our offices will be closed, our employees are teleworking and available to help you with your application, review or post-award needs during regular business hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with questions about your application, review or award. We understand the outbreak may affect your work or cause delays; we are committed to flexible arrangements that may limit the impact on your work as much as possible. Please reach out to the Grants or Science Program teams if you need an extension on any required submission during this time. We will continue accepting and reviewing applications, reviewing progress reports and processing award payments.
- Office of Management and Budget
- National Institutes of Health
FAQs on COVID-19 Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients (Updated 3/25/20)
- National Science Foundation
NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17, entitled, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” dated March 19, 2020 (4/1/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites, Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Sites, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Sites, and Similar Activities (3/31/20)
Impact on Existing Deadline Dates (3/24/20)
- Office of Justice Programs, DOJ (Guidance sent to Grantees, Subject to Change)
- The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition
- Centers for Disease Control
- National Security Agency (Guidance sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Department of Energy
- Department of Commerce
For Additional Guidance, DOC References OMB M-20-18 (3/20/20)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Memo to Contractors (Guidance Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change, 3/24/20)
- Department of Transportation
- United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
USAMRAA Animal Research Guidance (3/19/20)
- Department of Defense
- Food and Drug Administration
- Department of Health and Human Services
- OHRP Issues Guidance for Application of the Human Subjects Protection Regulations to Actions Taken in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/9/20)
- OHRP Guidance on COVID-19 (4/8/20)
- Department of the Air Force (Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)
Guidance on No Cost Extensions (3/26/20)
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of Interior
COVID-19 Updates for Financial Assistance Recipients (Undated, Refers Grantees to M-20-11 and M-20-17)
- Department of Labor
Contracts for Coronavirus Relief Efforts (3/17/20)
- Department of State
- Defense Pricing and Contracts
- Non-Federal Sponsors (Courtesy of Harvard University)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus
Bringing Resources to State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Governments: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/governments
COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/fact-sheets