US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education 2022 research and Education Grant Call for Pre-proposals
For Research Grants: https://projects.sare.org/proposals/create/#/form/750481
For Education Grants: https://projects.sare.org/proposals/create/#/form/750447
- Pre-Proposals Due June 4, 2021
- Max Award Amount for Research Grants $400,000
- Max Award Amount for Extension Grants $50,000
- Pre-Proposals invited for full submittal August 2021
- Full proposals due November 12, 2021
- Due May 28, 2021
- Due May 28, 2021
Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Grants can be used for the planning stages of establishing or expanding a local and regional food business enterprise or to improve or expand a food business that supports locally and regionally produced agricultural products and food system infrastructure by performing feasibility studies, market research, training and technical assistance for the business enterprise and/or for producers working with the business enterprise. A 25% match is required.
Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.
- RFA found here
- Two award types
- Planning – 24 months and $25,000 to $200,000
- Implementation – 36 months and $100,000 to $750,000
- Cost Share of 10% to 25% required, see RFA
- Full proposals due June 21, 2021
USDA AMS Regional Food Systems Partnerships
The RFSP supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The RFSP focuses on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience, and this includes pandemic response and recovery. Applicants will work with their partners to catalyze the development of local or regional food systems. Applicants will coordinate efforts within the partnership to set priorities, connect resources and services, and measure progress towards common goals. Partnerships are authorized to: • Determine the size and scope of the local or regional food system in which the project’s goals, outreach objectives, and eligible activities are to be carried out. • Coordinate with AMS to receive technical assistance; and • Conduct outreach and education for potential participation in the partnership agreement and eligible activities. Partnerships must bring a variety of financial and technical capabilities, demonstrate experience or readiness to work effectively and collaboratively with public and private entities across sectors, and present innovative, sustainable, and measurable approaches to achieving the project’s goals.
- Proposals Due July 6, 2021
- Up to $1M for 36 months for implementation and Design
- Up to $250,000 for 24 months for Planning and Design
- Cost share of 10% or 25% required
USDA AMS Farmers Market Promotion Program
FMPP funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The program focuses on: • Supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to- retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) marketing such as farmers markets, roadside stands, agritourism activities, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, or online sales; • Encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products; • Developing marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products; • Facilitating regional food chain coordination and mid-tier value chain development; • Promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste; • Responding to changing technology needs in direct producer-to-consumer marketing; and • Covering expenses related to costs incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment. Projects that aim to address COVID-19 impacts through these activities are welcome.
- Proposals due June 21, 2021
- Capacity Building (CB) up to $500,000 for 36 months
- Community Development Training and Technical Assistance (CTA) up to $750,000 for 36 months
- 25% Cost Share Required
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (NIH)
Updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Pages Available Now and Required January 2022 To align applicant and recipient systems with NIH’s longstanding policy requirements and application requirement updates, NIH expects applicants and recipients to use the updated biosketch and other support format for applications, Just-in-Time (JIT) Reports, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) as of May 25, 2021. NIH will require the use of the updated format pages for the previously mentioned submissions for anything on and after January 25, 2022. Failure to follow the appropriate formats on or after January 25, 2022 may cause NIH to withdraw applications from or delay consideration of funding.
Please note, applicants and recipients remain responsible for disclosing all research endeavors regardless of the version of the forms used. Therefore, if applicants and recipients choose not to use the updated format pages before they are required, applicants and recipients must still capture all the necessary information. NIH is fully committed to implementing the SciENcv template for Other Support in early FY 2022.
All Senior/Key Personnel Required to Have A Commons ID Listed on Applications for Due Dates on Or After January 25, 2022 For due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and ORD/VA are targeting a requirement that all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID) listed on grant applications. Extension of the existing eRA Commons ID requirement to include all senior/key personnel will facilitate better data collection for individuals contributing to federally funded research as well as assist in disambiguating data on applications and facilitating the identification of conflicts of interest in peer review.
Human Milk as a Biological System (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications that address priority gaps in our understanding of human milk as a biological system and that expand our understanding of the myriad factors influencing the composition and function of human milk using a systems biology approach.
- Responsive topics listed in the RFA
- Full proposals due November 29, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Request for Information: Opportunities to Improve Geothermal Technology Cost and Performance Modeling
This funding will help scientists and engineers unlock the full potential of geothermal power to help tackle the climate crisis, and achieve the Biden Administration’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
- Submit Electronic responses via email no later than May 28, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)
National Center on Forensics, Fiscal Year 2021 With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from qualified applicants to establish and operate a National Center on Forensics at an accredited university of higher education, with medical and law schools affiliated within the same university system, and in partnership with a full-service and independent state department of forensic science with a medical examiner function, that is located in the same state as the partner accredited university. The center is to provide medico-legal learning opportunities for medical students to train as deputy medical examiners/coroners in underserved rural areas; provide forensic science and legal training to district attorneys, judges, and law enforcement; and develop opportunities, as appropriate, among the designated partners to benefit current and future practitioners in the field.
- Full proposals due June 10, 2021
- One award anticipated for $4M over 36 months
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Water Toxicity Sensor Challenge The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with NOAA, USGS, US Army, the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, and the Water Research Foundation, recently launched a Water Toxicity Sensor Challenge. The challenge is to develop a water sensor that can detect toxicity in water. The challenge is divided into two stages. The first stage will seek designs, with up to three winners. The second stage will be a prototype demonstration.
The sensor design should be for one that:
- can measure the level of activation of one or more toxicity pathways, and;
- is less expensive and faster than current lab methods for detecting specific contaminants.
A toxicity pathway is an interruption to normal biological processes that occurs when a cell is exposed to a stressor, like a chemical or toxin, that could lead to harmful health effects. By measuring the level of activation of a toxicity pathway, the sensor would give us a way to rapidly detect the presence of harmful contaminants in water.
Up to three winners from Stage 1 will receive up to $15,000 each. A larger prize purse will be offered for Stage 2.
- Challenge Start Date: April 27, 2021
- Challenge End Date: July 26, 2021
- Informational Webinar: June 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET – Register here
- Winners to be announced in Fall of 2021.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
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TWRI Water Exceptional Item Request for ProposalsTexas A&M AgriLife Research (AgriLife Research), the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife Extension), and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), are seeking multidisciplinary Program of Excellence proposals that will lead to forward thinking water research and extension activities, and position teams to successfully secure large, competitive, extramural resources. This program is being administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), which is a part of AgriLife Research and AgriLife Extension and serves as the AgriLife representative. Funded projects will include a demonstrated need for the program, engagement of stakeholders, the collection of preliminary data (and/or development of new technologies), and the submission of competitive grant proposals totaling $2 requested through extramural sources to every $1 received through the Program of Excellence. AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and TEES will provide funding across fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
- Specific eligibility criteria applies
- Full proposals due by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2021 to Danielle.Kalisek@ag.tamu.edu
- Requested funding should not exceed $310,000 per year for a two-year funding period from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2023, for a total funding request not to exceed $620,000 per project.
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