AFRI Foundational: Exploratory Research

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Foundational Program | Weed Science

This program area encourages continuous development of innovative ideas that will position U.S. Agriculture at the global forefront. These developments will lead to quantum leaps in the agricultural fields. They will address the challenges that have never been addressed before in the areas of food security, climate change, environmental quality and natural resources, nutrition, obesity, food safety, strong families and vibrant communities, and thriving youth.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Individuals, Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, Small Business, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Please refer to Part III, A of the current Foundational Program RFA for eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Other Due Date: 
Letter of Intent
Accepted anytime throughout the year; refer to FY 2016 AFRI Foundational Program RFA, see Part IV, A for instructions.
| Application Deadline
Full proposal submission is dependent on the encouragement to submit a proposal based on assessment of the Letter of Intent and availability of funds. Upon receiving encouragement to submit a full proposal, applicants must submit the proposal within 60 days.

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Charlotte Kirk Baer
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
Funding Opportunity Number: 
CFDA number: 
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.