Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Security Challenge Area

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative | AFRI Food Security Challenge Area | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Markets, Trade & Policy | Aquaculture | Hunger & Food Security Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics

The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. The long-term goal of the AFRI Food Security Challenge Area is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. Project types supported within this Challenge Area will propose multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants, and conferences and/or workshops.

Eligibility Details

More Information on Eligibility: 
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Food Security RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Other Due Date: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Letter of Intent Due: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mathieu Ngouajio
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-004875
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$16,800,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.