AFRI Foundational: Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment
Notice:The application package for this funding opportunity has been updated. If you downloaded the application package for this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov before May 22, 2017, you MUST download and use the new application package. Using the old application package will result in an error message (“OPP_EXIST_ERROR FATAL”) preventing submission. This only affects the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational Program, Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area, and Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area Requests for Applications.
This program area supports research on healthy agroecosystems and their underlying natural resources that are essential to the sustained long-term production of agricultural goods and services. Agro-ecosystems may include crop production systems, animal, livestock, or integrated crop-livestock, production systems including harvested forages and feeds, pastures, range and forest lands that are actively managed to provide economic, societal, and environmental benefits for individuals, communities, and society at large. Projects funded through this program area contribute use-inspired foundational knowledge needed for sustainable production of agroecosystems while retaining needed ecosystem services. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities of the Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).