AFRI 2013 Synopsis Data

The tables below display the data from the AFRI 2013 Synopsis. Each table delves into various types of data to describe funding and programmatic trends. These data correspond to FY13 funds and are referenced throughout the synopsis.

Table 1. Summary of the Relationship Between the Legislatively Defined AFRI Priority Areas and the Challenge Areas

AFRI Provided Funding for Both the Legislatively Defined Areas Individually and in Combination to Address Challenge Areas

AFRI Priority Areas

Childhood Obesity Prevention

Climate Change

Food Safety

Foundational Program

Global Food Security

Sustainable Bioenergy

NIFA Fellowships

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products
   

Animal Health and Production and Animal Products

 

Food Safety Nutrition and Health

   

Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Agricultural Systems and Technology

 

Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities

 
Requests for Applications

Table 2. The Number of AFRI Applications and Total Dollars Requested, Recommended for Funding, and Awarded for Funding and Awarded for FY 2013 Funds

Applications

Number

Funding

Requested

2,696

$1,703,184,753

Recommended for Funding

1,189

699,407,164

Awarded

423

248,808,477

Table 3. Characteristics of FY 2013 AFRI Peer Review Panelists by Number and Percent

Characteristic

Number

Percent

Geographic Region

Northeast

157

23.0

North Central

172

25.2

Southern

216

31.6

Western

137

20.1

Type of Institution*

Land-Grant University

    1862 Land-Grant University

407

59.6

    1890 Land-Grant University

61

8.9

    1994 Land-Grant University

3

0.4

Hispanic-Serving

36

2.3

Public Non-Land Grant

52

7.6

Private College/University

22

3.2

Private Research

5

0.7

Federal

79

11.6

Industry/Other

22

3.2

Type of Position

Professor

200

29.3

Associate Professor

179

26.2

Assistant Professor

169

24.7

Federal

76

11.1

Industry

20

2.9

Other (Senior Lecturer)

36

5.3

Expertise Representation

Researcher

517

75.7

Educator

101

14.8

Extension Educator

55

8.1

Other

35

5.1

Gender/Minority Representation

Non-Minority Male

286

41.9

Non-Minority Female

182

26.6

Minority Male

131

19.2

Minority Female

81

11.9

TOTAL PANELISTS:

*112 panelists represented the USDA Experimental Program to stimulate competitive research (EPSCoR) states and 55 panelists represented small and mid-sized institutions.

Table 4. Number of Applications, Awards, and Total Dollars Awarded for Each AFRI Program, by Area, in FY 2013

Programs by Request for Application (RFA)

Applications

Number of Awards

Funding

Foundational Programs (Combined 2012/2013 RFAs)

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Biology of Agricultural Plants

179

16

$6,928,155

Controlling Weedy and Invasive Plants

70

10

$4,500,000

Insects and Nematodes

166

2

$498,751

Understanding Plant-Associated Microorganisms

182

3

$505,389

Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production

123

18

$8,552,500

Animal Health and Production and Animal Products

Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics

35

1

$34,000

Animal Health and Disease

211

30

$10,055,054

Animal Reproduction

68

5

$872,441

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

3

3

$2,831,288

Improved Nutritional Performance, Growth, and Lactation of Animals

128

22

$8,687,504

Dual use of animals for dual benefit

3

3

$4,722,616

Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Function and Efficacy of Nutrients

86

2

$235,805

Improving Food Safety

60

14

$4,229,450

Improving Food Quality

125

18

$6,101,373

Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Microbial Communities in Soil

156

37

$17,030,517

Agriculture Systems and Technology

Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems

45

6

$1,783,588

Engineering Products and Processes

77

12

$5,055,625

National Robotics Initiative

4

4

$3,178,895

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

28

6

$2,955,660

Environment

24

3

$1,490,371

Markets and Trade

60

16

$5,492,998

Rural Development

20

2

$715,492

Small and Medium-Sized Farms

31

1

$12,500

Exploratory Program*

Exploratory Research

3

3

$300,000

Challenge Area Program

Sustainable Bioenergy

Development and Sustainable Production of Regionally Appropriate Biomass Feedstocks

34

9

$31,489,667

Impacts of Regional Bioenergy Systems on Water Availability and Quality

45

4

$3,000,000

Investing in America's Scientific Corps: Stimulating a New Era of Students and Faculty in Bioenergy

2

2

$1,981,268

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy

2

2

$2,000,000

Climate Change

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture

146

22

$16,892,521

Impacts of Climate Change on Animal Health and Production

1

1

$500,000

National Cereal Germplasm Phenotyping

1

1

$5,000,000

Regional Approaches to Climate Change

5

5

$16,000,000

Food Safety

Addressing Critical and Emerging Food Safety Issues

5

5

$1,221,127

Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance

1

 

 

Enhancing Food Safety Through Improved Processing Technologies

4

4

$3,899,254

Prevention, Detection, and Control of Food-borne Viruses in Food: A Focus on Noroviruses

2

2

$6,667,476

Improving the Safety of Fresh and Fresh Cut Produce

7

7

$2,406,873

Prevention and Control of Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Flocks and Poultry Products, including Eggs

3

3

$1,500,000

Prevention, Detection, and Control of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from Pre-Harvest through Consumption in Beef Products

1

1

$4,476,973

Global Food Security

Conference or Workshop

24

6

$244,356

Extension-driven Disease Prevention and Control in Animals

2

2

$1,194,886

Improved Sustainable Food Systems to Reduce Hunger and Food Insecurity Domestically and Globally

14

13

$9,547,311

Improving Sustainability by Improving Feed Efficiency of Animals

3

3

$2,925,000

Management of Arthropod- or Nematode-vectored Plant Pathogens

2

2

$1,425,000

Minimizing Diseases due to Fungal Pathosystems

3

3

$3,241,666

Minimizing Losses from Dairy Diseases with Major Impact on Production, Marketing, and/or Trade

1

1

$1,950,000

Mitigating Crop and Livestock Losses

66

7

$5,750,000

Oomycete Pathosystems in Crop Plants to Minimize Disease

2

2

$3,705,000

Program Delivery and Implementation of Wide-area Pest Monitoring

1

1

$1,170,000

Translational Genomics for Disease Resistance in Animals

3

3

$1,732,706

Translational Genomics for Improved Fertility of Animals

3

3

$1,741,175

Childhood Obesity Prevention

Community-based Childhood Obesity Prevention

1

1

$4,999,908

Integrated Research, Education, and Extension to Prevent Childhood Obesity

67

13

$6,000,000

Transdisciplinary Graduate Education and Training in Nutrition and Family Sciences or Child Development or Related Fields to Prevent Childhood Obesity

4

4

$3,375,033

NIFA  FELLOWSHIPS

Post Doctoral Fellowships

211

29

$4,175,139

AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program:  Predoctoral Fellowships

143

25

$1,826,166

Grand Total

2,696

423

$248,808,477

Table 5. Total Dollars and Percent of Funding for Dimensions of FY 2013 AFRI Awards

Award Dimension

Funding

%

Fundamental Research Mission Linked

$103,289,420

44

Applied Research

129,991,305

56

Multi-Disciplinary

204,474,610

85

Single Discipline 

36,157,768

15

Integrated Research Education and Extension

122,482,379

51

Single Function Research

111,748,346

47

Single Function Education

3,425,033

1

Single Function Extension

2,976,565

1

Table 6. Number and Total Dollars of FY 2013 Awards Provided for Each Category FASE Grant

Award Type

Number

Funding

Postdoctoral Fellowships

29

$4,175,139

Pre-doctoral Fellowships

25

1,826,166

New Investigator Awards

6

3,681,877

Strengthening Awards

Research Career Enhancement Awards

3

388,428

Equipment Grants

2

44,800

Seed Grants

15

1,809,743

Standard Strengthening Research Project Awards

23

11,359,509

Total

103

$23,285,662

Table 7. Number of Awards and Amount of Funding for Crosscutting Areas of Major Importance to AFRI and USDA in FY 2013

Some Awards are Listed in More than One Area

Area

Number

Funding

Animal Genome

20

$13,554,514

Animal Health

56

37,443,908

Food Safety

53

38,510,961

Forest Biology

11

8,950,500

Global Change

49

46,317,812

Integrated Pest Management

23

30,492,489

Plant Genome

20

22,563,662

Sustainable Agriculture

77

67,657,011

Water Quality

47

33,242,654

Table 8. Percent of Applications Submitted, Applications Awarded, and Total Funds Awarded by Institution Type for AFRI in FY 2013

Type of Institution

% of Applications Submitted

% of Applications Awarded

% of Total Dollars Awarded

Land-Grant University

   1862 Land-Grant University

74.81

81.80

85.13

   1890 Land-Grant University

2.04

1.42

0.66

   1994 Land-Grant University

0.07

0.24

0.02

Public Non-Land-Grant

5.79

6.15

7.22

Private College/University

6.42

4.26

2.90

Federal

3.86

2.60

1.99

Industry/Other*

7.01

3.55

2.08

*Includes Non-Federal Government, Private-for-Profit, and Other Entities

Table 9. Number and Length of Time of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Jobs Provided by AFRI FY 2013 Awards

Program

Supported

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Students

Undergraduate
Students

Subtotal
Foundational Programs

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Number
Months

126
576

59
738

52
587

237
1901

Animal Health and Production and Animal Products

Number
Months

36
839

18
477

101
292

155
1608

Food Safety, Nutrition, and
Health

Number
Months

57
1026

14
285

147
386

218
1,697

Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Number
Months

52
1,535

13
241

26
461

91
2,237

Agriculture Systems and
Technology

Number
Months

63
581

12
104

9
102

84
787

Agriculture Economics
and Rural Communities

Number
Months

27
473

7
102

6
72

40
647

Exploratory Number
Months
2
24
0
0
2
6
4
30
Challenge Areas
Sustainable Bioenergy Number
Months
10
231
4
92
13
51
27
374

Climate Change

Number
Months

269
2,020
89
1,031
139
1,066
497
4,117

Food Safety

Number
Months
79
867
20
263
36
318
135
1,448
Global Food Security Number
Months
116
959
32
430
154
767
302
2,156
Child Obesity Prevention Number
Months
54
342
6
108
95
259
155
700
NIFA Fellowships Number
Months
25
576
29
696
0
0
54
1,272
TOTAL ALL PROGRAMS Number
Months
916
10,049

303
4,567

780
4,358
1,999
18,974

*Includes Non-Federal Government, Private-for-Profit, and Other Entities

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