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NIFA announces the release of the FY 2018 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) RFA

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2018 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG) Program Request for Applications (RFA). The BRAG program supports environmental assessment research concerning the introduction of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/biotechnology-risk-assessment-research-grants-program-brag Grants.gov Page: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298508 Letter… Read more »


USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. “These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century economy,” Perdue said. “The loans… Read more »


USDA Aims to Improve Food and Nutrition Education for Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises that bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “This… Read more »


NIFA Biotechnology Grants Put Science at Center of Food Safety Policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. These grants are funded through NIFA’s Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants (BRAG)… Read more »


USDA Funding now available for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)!

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least… Read more »


AMCA Mosquito Research Fund Proposals Reminder! = Deadline Sept. 29

If you had previously submitted your application and have not received a confirmation, please resubmit by sending your completed application here. The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Research Fund invites new proposals for research on mosquito control and related topics for 2018. In alignment with the former Mosquito Research Foundation’s goals the AMCA Research Fund… Read more »


USDA NIFA Announces the Availability of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Who is eligible to apply: 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving… Read more »


The Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

Center to award up to $250,000 for winning projects The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center announces the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2018, with a maximum of $50,000 per award, to… Read more »


NIFA Announces Support for Future Agricultural Science Professionals

NIFA Invests $12.6 Million to Train More Than 100 Future Agricultural Science Professionals The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $12.6 million to support the training of 55 doctoral candidates and 52 postdoctoral scholars. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the… Read more »