Webinar: AFRI Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science Program (FAS) has released a new program area priority in Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources starting in 2018. This program area priority is focused on understanding the multipartite interactions among the host, environment, and the microbiome; thereby providing information critical for improving and sustaining agricultural productivity and quality in plant systems and associated natural resources. Plant productivity includes biotic factors affecting plant health such as pests, diseases or vectors as well as abiotic factors (water, soil health), etc. Research supported by this program area priority will help fill major knowledge gaps in characterizing agricultural microbiomes and microbiome functions across agricultural production systems and natural resources through cross-cutting projects.
The program requires a Letter of Intent, due July 18, 2018, after which applications are due September 26, 2018. The program is soliciting Standard Grants, Strengthening Standard Grants, and New Investigator Grants of up to $750,000 total per project for project periods of up to four years.
Meeting number: 964853991
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This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the Agricultural Microbiomes in Plant Systems and Natural Resources program area priority. The webinar will be held on Friday June 22, 2018 from 2-3 p.m. EDT. If you have questions, contact either Rachel Melnick or Ann Lichens-Park.