US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program NIFA requests applications for the Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to support national efforts for delivering timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or who are already employed in agricultural production. In FY 2021, the YFSEC program expects to fund up to three projects, one in each: SAY National Clearinghouse, YFSEC Instructor Training, and YFSEC Youth Training.
- Due February 12, 2021
- Maximum award size of $100,000 per year for up to four years for each project type
- May be submitted only by Cooperative Extension Services (CES) at 1862 Land Grant Colleges and Universities and 1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities (including the University of the District of Columbia, Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University, and Central State University).
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (ECDRE) NIFA requests pre-applications for the ECDRE program for fiscal year 2021 to address priorities identified by the Citrus Disease Sub-committee (CDS) of the National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board through projects that integrate research and extension activities and use systems-based, trans-disciplinary approaches to provide solutions to U.S. citrus growers.
The overarching goals and desired outcomes for the ECDRE program are:
- To combat Huanglongbing (HLB) and its disease complex in order to continue to be able to farm citrus in a financially sustainable way through collaborative approaches and knowledge;
- Transition from component-focused research to deploying research outcomes and conclusions on farms; and
- Encourage research teams to bring knowledge together to find grower solutions to combat and prevent HLB infection.
The ECDRE program will address these needs through the promotion of collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate application of scientific discovery and technology to farm-level solutions for HLB.
- Pre-applications due January 29, 2021
- 1:1 Cost Match required
- Accepting applications for 3 project types
- Standard Project: up to 2 years and $1.5M
- Coordinated Agricultural Project: up to 5 years and $15M
- Coordinated Network: up to 5 years and $2M
Crop Protection and Pest Management The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.
- Applied Research and Development Program
- 2-3 year projects
- $200,000 or $325,000 according to criteria in RFA
- Accepting Applied Research (single-function) Projects, Research-led Projects, and Extension-led Projects
- 15 to 16 awards expected
- Due March 15, 2021
- Extension Implementation Program
- 3 years projects
- Not to exceed $300,000 per year and $900,000 per project
- Around 53 awards expected
- Due March 15, 2021
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) The primary goal of BFRDP is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States and its territories enter and/or improve their successes in farming, ranching, and management of nonindustrial private forest lands, through support for projects that provide education, mentoring, and technical assistance to give beginning farmers and ranchers the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed decisions for their operations, and enhance their sustainability. The term “farmer” is used in the broadest sense and may be interpreted to include agricultural farmers, ranchers, and non-industrial private forest owners and managers.
Applications will be accepted for two project types in FY 2021: 1) Standard BFRDP Projects consisting of large, small, and simplified standard grants; and 2) Educational Team (ET) Projects. Applications will be accepted for three project types in FY 2022: 1) Standard BFRDP Projects consisting of large, small, and simplified standard grants; 2) Educational Team (ET) Projects, and 3) Curriculum and Training Clearinghouse.
- Prospective Applicant Webinar January 27, 2021 at 1pm Central. See RFP page 4 for Zoom info.
- Special eligibility criteria apply. See page 17 of the RFA.
- 25% match required, unless NIFA will consider a waiver to effectively reach an underserved area or population.
- Full proposals due March 25, 2021 for FY2021 funding; due March 24, 2022 for FY2022 funding.
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Formerly known as the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINI) The GusNIP grant program presents the opportunity to bring together stakeholders from various parts of the food and healthcare systems to foster understanding of how they might improve the health and nutrition status of participating households 1) receiving incentives through the purchase of fruits and vegetables, 2) prescribed fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to nutrition educational opportunities and 3) offer incentive program training and technical assistance to applicants and grantees, facilitating growth in states with low participation, and collecting and aggregating core data sets from eligible entities through a central system to capture program success and identify best practices and areas to improve on a broad scale.
NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants. The GusNIP grant program Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation and Information Centers (NTAE) cooperative agreement applications will be invited again in FY2022, when the current cooperative agreement ends.
- Three grant types available across the GusNIP grant program.
- Nutrition Incentive Grants (matching required)
- Produce Prescription Grants (no matching required)
- Cooperative Agreements (no matching required)
- No budget limit, but other budget restrictions are detailed in the RFA by grant type and project type.
- One grant application per project team for each GusNIP grant type for this RFA.
- Applicants must submit a letter of support from applicable SNAP State Agencies as part of their grant application.
- Full application deadline March 16, 2021 for FY21. RFA also covers FY22 and FY23, but deadlines are TBA.
- Webinar discussing the program’s grant types and project types, cost sharing or matching requirements, relevant SNAP regulations, and GusNIP core metrics to be held January 26, 2021 12:30pm EST. Sign up in advance here.
Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships (ARME) NIFA requests applications for the Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships Competitive Grants Program (ARME) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to provide resources for four regional risk management education centers ($2.25M per region in FY21) for the purpose of developing and delivering agricultural risk management education materials. In addition, this program will provide one grant for a Risk Management Education Electronic Support Center ($600k for FY21) to provide associated support to the regional centers.
The primary goals and objectives of the ARME program are to: 1) provide U.S. agricultural producers and their families, as appropriate, with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed risk management decisions that enhance profitability of their operations, and 2) deliver risk management education to agricultural producers underserved by the Federal crop insurance program.
- Full application due January 21, 2021
- In FY 2021, only a new application may be submitted to the ARME Program.
- It is the intention of NIFA to make awards for each fiscal year commencing in FY 2021 through FY 2023 based upon the FY 2021 competition.
- 3-year projects, funding for FY22 and FY23 will be made on a continuation basis provided appropriations are made and other criteria are met. See RFA.
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) This grant program supports: (1) training students for master’s and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
- Full applications due January 28, 2021 and January 27, 2022
- Budget maximum of $262,500 per application. Applicants may not request partial fellowships.
- NO IDC allowed as these projects fund fellowship stipends only.
- There is no limit to the number of applications an eligible institution may submit; however, an institution may only receive support up to a maximum of approximately $525,000 in awards for this award competition.
- May be subject to TAMU Limited submission process to ensure eligibility requirements and budget limits are met. Contact CERS Grants Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) The Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program will support projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres in the United States of canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products. The SAC supports the breeding, testing, and development of superior performing canola and industrial hemp varieties and production practices that result in improved cost efficiencies, reduced grower risks, and wider use in production systems. Research results and technology developed are expected to be rapidly transferred to producers and other users through effective extension outreach and other engagement efforts.
- Prospective applicants are asked to email a Notice of Intent to Submit an Application by 5:00 p.m.on Monday, January 25, 2021. See page 12 of RFA.
- Full proposal deadline March 30, 2021
- Up to three region-based integrated canola grants up to ~$225,000 per year with a project period of up to four years. In addition, one canola research project in a state not part of the three regions, up to ~$100,000 per year with a project period of up to four years. If one of the regional projects is not fundable, SAC would fund additional state projects up to approximately $100,000 per year with a project period of up to four years.
- One industrial hemp project to collect hemp germplasm for storage in the USDA hemp germplasm repository up to ~$125,000 per year with a project period of up to four years.
- NO cost share required.
New Beginning for Tribal Students Programs (NBTS) New Beginning for Tribal Students makes competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support specifically targeted for Tribal students. A land-grant college or university that receives this grant shall use funds for, but not limited to, recruiting; tuition and related fees; experiential learning; student services, including tutoring; counseling; academic advising; and other student services that would increase the retention and graduation rate of Tribal students enrolled at the land-grant college or university. The maximum one state can receive is $500,000 per year.
- Full application deadline March 15, 2021
- 1:1 match is required
- Regular Grant: up to $100k over 4 years
- Collaborative Grant Type 1 (application + another collaborator): up to $250k over 4 years
- Collaborative Grant Type 2 (CG2) (applicant + 2 or more Partners, with one or more being a 1994 land-grant institution): up to $500k over 4 years.
Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF) The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for pilot projects that: (1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, (2) Have national or regional relevancy, or (3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions.
- Full application deadline February 18, 2021
- Project Directors must have an Extension appointment
- No matching required
- Two Project types
- Regional/National Projects: $100k over 2 years
- Ensuring the Transfer of New Knowledge to Forest and Rangeland Owners and Managers Key Information: $50k over 2 years
Potato Breeding Research The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production. As used herein, varietal development and testing is research using conventional breeding and/or biotechnological genetics to develop improved potato varieties. Aspects of evaluation, screening and testing must support variety development.
- Full Applications Due April 16, 2021
- Award Amount: Up to $900,000
- Award Period: 2 years
- Indirect Costs are not allowed
Organic Transitions (ORG) The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. NIFA administers the ORG program by determining priorities in U.S. agriculture through Agency stakeholder input processes in consultation with the NAREEEAB. ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation, pollinator health, and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases (GHG), as well as the development of educational tools for Cooperative Extension personnel and other agricultural professionals who advise producers on organic practices, and development of cultural practices and other allowable alternatives to substances recommended for removal from the National Organic Program’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. It is expected that all projects will integrate research, education and extension activities, as appropriate to project goals, although some projects may be weighted more heavily than others in one or more of these areas. However, all proposals should have activities and impact in research and at least one of the other areas: education and extension.
- Full Applications Due March, 15, 2021
- Award Amount: $200,000 per year up to 3 years
- If benefits are commodity-specific, dollar-for-dollar match required.
Higher Education multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) The purpose of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is to provide scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training committed multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural science disciplines or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degrees. The goals and objectives of the scholarships are to encourage outstanding students from groups that are historically underrepresented and underserved to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in food and agricultural sciences, or achieve a D.V.M., that would lead to a diverse and highly skilled work force.
- Full Applications Due February 8, 2021
- Please see page 10-11 for award period and amount
- May be subject to TAMU Limited submission process to ensure eligibility requirements and budget limits are met. Contact CERS Grants Team at email@example.com.
Methyl Bromide Transition Program The Methyl Bromide Transition Program (MBT) addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the phase-out of the pesticide methyl bromide. 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. Research projects must address commodities with critical issues and include a focused economic analysis of the cost of implementing the transition on a commercial scale.
- Full Applications Due February 12, 2021
- Award Amount: $500,000
- Award Period: 1-3 years
- 1:1 Match is required
- IDC not to exceed 30%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Notice of Intent to issue FOA: Engineering-Scale Testing and Validation of Algae-Based Technologies and Bioproducts By the end of January 2021, DOE anticipates issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking applications for financial assistance awards that would support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Carbon Utilization Program. The intent of the anticipated FOA is to facilitate the development of novel research and development of algae-based technology to utilize anthropogenic CO2 as a feedstock for value added products. The FOA is expected to focus on novel research and development (R&D) of algae-based technology to utilize carbon dioxide from power systems or other industrial sources as a feedstock. Technologies that convert CO2 must show a net decrease in CO2 emissions through life cycle analysis, show a potential to generate a marketable product, and show that the product displays beneficial aspects when compared to commercially available products produced with existing state of the art technology. Subscribe to DE-FOA-0002403 on Grants.gov for updates.
Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) within DOE’s Office of Science, announced $75 million for fundamental research in chemical and materials sciences aimed at advancing the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). A wide-ranging multidisciplinary area of research, QIS is expected to lay the foundation for the next generation of computing and information processing, as well as an array of other innovative technologies in sensing and related applications. The current initiative has a dual thrust—on the one hand, using quantum computers or emulators to solve complex problems in chemistry and materials sciences while on the other hand pursuing chemical and material science research on quantum phenomena, with the goal of aiding in the discovery and design of new quantum information systems.
- Pre-Application required, due January 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern
- Pre-Application Response Date: March 1, 2021
- Submission Deadline for Applications: April 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern
- 3-year projects, up to $1.5M per year
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE)The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) support research to advance understanding of comparative and functional genomics. The EDGE program supports the development of innovative tools, technologies, resources, and infrastructure that advance biological research focused on the identification of the causal mechanisms connecting genes and phenotypes. The EDGE program also supports functional genomic research that addresses the mechanistic basis of complex traits in diverse organisms within the context (environmental, developmental, social, and/or genomic) in which they function. These goals are essential to uncovering the rules that underlie genomes-to-phenomes relationships and predict phenotype, an area relevant to Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, one of the 10 Big Ideas for NSF investment. The goals also support the NHGRI priority to establish the roles and relationships of all genes and regulatory elements in pathways, networks, and phenotypes.
- Budgets may not exceed $2 million in combined direct costs (summed over all components of the project if the proposal is a collaborative submission) to support up to a four-year project plan.
- Full Proposal deadline March 16, 2021
- Webinar January 15, 2021
Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD) The GLD Program supports innovative fundamental research into processes that shape and modify earth’s landscapes over a variety of length and time scales, with a focus on the Holocene. The program encourages research that quantitatively investigates the coupling and feedback among such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of variation in biologic, climatic, and tectonic influences and in light of changes due to human impacts. Such research may involve fieldwork, modeling, experimentation, theoretical development, or combinations thereof. GLD is particularly interested in increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in research and education such as women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities, and those from geographically underrepresented areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation are strongly encouraged to involve PIs, co-PIs, postdoctoral researchers, students, and other personnel who are members of these groups. Proposers are also strongly encouraged to consider involving veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces as part of NSF’s broader effort to promote veteran involvement in STEM research and education.
- Proposals accepted anytime.
- Only budgetary restriction is for equipment. Consult the program officer if a significant equipment budget (>$50k) is needed.
Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) has developed a thematic research focus entitled Integrating Mechanisms of Adaptation with Genes in Networks and across Environments (IMAGiNE). A Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE: 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment – was issued that is still current and actively encouraging submission of proposals addressing how organism-environment interactions determine the emergence of complex traits. This DCL (IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics) complements and extends the IMAGiNE theme. Here, the focus is to encourage research on the organismal mechanisms, analytical frameworks, and biological theories that advance our understanding of the connection between an organism’s genome and its phenotype, i.e., functional genomics.
IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics DCL acts on the proceedings of a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) workshop by encouraging the submission of proposals that include the dual criteria of research that (1) is relevant to any of the programs in the IOS Core Programs solicitation NSF 21-506, the Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) solicitation NSF 20-576, or the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) solicitation NSF 21-507 and (2) addresses obstacles to moving the field of functional genomics forward as identified in the NASEM workshop report.
IOS particularly encourages the following types of proposals in response to this DCL: Research Coordination Network (RCN) proposals, Conference proposals, and research proposals.
- Consult Dear College Letter for more information on how to submit.
- Researchers are strongly encouraged to consult with IOS Program Directors as they are developing their proposals.
Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2021 This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals must integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions among them. While this focus complements several core programs in the Biological Sciences Directorate at NSF, it differs by requiring that multiple dimensions of biodiversity be addressed simultaneously, in novel ways, to understand their synergistic roles in critical ecological and evolutionary processes, especially pertaining to the mechanisms driving the origin, maintenance, and functional roles of biodiversity.
The 2021 Dimensions of Biodiversity program is restricted to projects supported by international partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. Proposals are to be submitted jointly, with the US PIs submitting to NSF and the collaborating Chinese, Brazilian, or South African PIs submitting to their appropriate national funding agencies.
- Full Application Due Marcy 26, 2021
- Award Amount: $2M for the US component for up to 5 years
- An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on only one proposal per submission deadline.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
FORECASTED OPPORTUNITY NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Ag Centers are expected to conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center functions should include developing integrated approaches that link basic science with translation and outreach activities. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should place emphasis on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural safety and health problems. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.
- Estimated Post Date: April 30, 2021
- Estimated Due Date: November 30, 2021
- Award Ceiling: $2.2M
- Expected Number of Awards: 12
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
Research Assistantship Program Academic Year 2021-2022 The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. We welcome students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities.
- Full Applications Due: January 25, 2021
Foundations and Industry
FFAR Liver Abscesses in Beef Cattle: Call for LOI The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), one of the largest public-private partnerships focused on antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture, is soliciting calls for research concepts to prevent liver abscesses in beef cattle. ICASA is soliciting research concepts on understanding the etiology and pathogenesis, and developing new models, for liver abscesses in beef cattle. Applicants should describe how their research enhances responsible antibiotic use, reduces the potential for resistance and/or provides actionable information that can be used by stakeholders.
- LOI required due January 27, 2021
- Full application by invitation only, due April 7, 2021
- 1:1 match required
- Maximum allowed budget request is $125,000
FFAR Fellows Program US food and agricultural systems are regularly experiencing new challenges, including climate change, a growing population and evolving pests and pathogens. Employers need early-career scientists trained to conduct research that helps farms and food systems adapt to these unprecedented changes. Two categories of sponsorship are available: 1) Stipend + Professional Development and 2) Professional Development. Learn more and how to apply here.
International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program IAEFP, is seeking applicants for its upcoming agriculture education fellowship to Ghana. Selected fellows will function as agriculture teachers, Extension agents and 4-H advisors to help support agricultural education in rural Ghanaian communities during the 2021-2022 school year.
- Applications Due: February 1, 2021
- Nine Applicants will be Accepted.
- Fully Funded including airfare to and from Ghana, insurance and a $250 per month stipend
X-Grants Round 4 The goal of the X-Grants Program is to unlock creative and imaginative ideas addressing important problems in areas that will significantly impact the most important challenges facing global society.
- Submissions of titles end January 10, 2021
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