AFRI Deadlines

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative has numerous program area priorities in the three Requests for Applications (RFAs) for fiscal year 2019. Each program area priority has its own deadline(s). Information about the program area priority including program contacts, types of projects allowed, and more will be found in Part I, C of each RFA.

Letters of Intent (if applicable) and applications must be received at NIFA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadlines listed below for each program. Dates are listed in MM/DD/YYYY format.

AFRI Deadlines for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020
Program Area Priority (Program Code) from FY 2019 FY 2019 Letter of Intent
(LOI) Deadline
FY 2019 Application
Deadline
FY 2020 Letter of Intent
(LOI) Deadline
FY 2020 Application
Deadline
Agricultural Innovation through Gene Editing (A1191) 6/19/19 8/21/2019 2/19/2020 4/23/2020
Agricultural Microbiomes (A1402) 7/9/19 9/26/2019 3/10/2020 5/14/2020
Agricultural Workforce Training Grants (A7601) 6/11/2019 8/22/2019 no LOI 5/26/2020
Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes (A1201) no LOI 7/11/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020
Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation (A1231) no LOI 7/11/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020
Animal Reproduction (A1211) no LOI 7/11/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020
Bioprocessing and Bioengineering (A1531) no LOI 7/25/2019 no LOI 3/5/2020
Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) (A1701) no LOI 8/22/2019 no LOI 4/23/2020
Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (A1344) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Diseases of Agricultural Animals (A1221) no LOI 7/11/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020
Economics, Markets and Trade (A1641) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/5/2020
Engineering for Agricultural Production Systems (A1521) no LOI 7/25/2019 no LOI 3/5/2020
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (A1651) no LOI 9/12/2019 no LOI 5/14/2020
Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools (FACT) (A1541) no LOI 8/15/2019 no LOI 4/16/2020
Food and Human Health (A1343) no LOI 7/24/2019 no LOI 3/26/2020
Food Safety and Defense (A1332) no LOI 7/17/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems (A1102) no LOI 8/8/2019 no LOI 4/9/2020
Foundational Knowledge of Plant Products (A1103) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) (A1261) 6/20/19 9/5/2019 no LOI 5/21/2020
Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain (A1366) no LOI 7/25/2019 no LOI 3/26/2020
Nanotechnology for Agricultural and Food Systems (A1511) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Novel Foods and Innovative Manufacturing Technologies (A1364) no LOI 7/16/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems (A1112) no LOI 7/9/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020
Physiology of Agricultural Plants (A1152) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production (A1141) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/19/2020
Pollinator Health: Research and Application (A1113) no LOI 7/25/2019 no LOI 3/26/2020
Predoctoral Fellowships (A7101) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 6/16/2020
Postdoctoral Fellowships (A7201) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 6/16/2020
Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy [formerly PD-STEP] (A7501) no LOI 6/13/2019 no LOI 4/28/2020
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) (A7401) no LOI 6/27/2019 no LOI 4/7/2020
Rural Economic Development (A1661) no LOI 8/15/2019 no LOI 4/16/2020
Small and Medium-Sized Farms (A1601) no LOI 7/18/2019 no LOI 3/5/2020
Social Implications of Food and Agricultural Technologies (A1642) no LOI 9/12/2019 no LOI 5/14/2020
Soil Health (A1401) no LOI 8/1/2019 no LOI 4/2/2020
Sustainable Agricultural Systems (A9201) 6/4/2019 9/26/2019 TBD TBD
Sustainable Agroecosystems: Health, Functions, Processes and Management (A1451) no LOI 8/8/2019 no LOI 4/9/2020
Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Systems (A1414) no LOI 8/1/2019 no LOI 4/2/2020
Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity (A1181) 7/9/19 9/26/2019 3/10/2020 5/28/2020
Water Quantity and Quality (A1411) no LOI 8/1/2019 no LOI 4/2/2020
Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals (A1251) no LOI 7/11/2019 no LOI 3/12/2020