AFRI Foundational: Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Foundational Program | AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area | Food Science & Technology Programs | Nanotechnology Program

Human health is significantly affected by the safety, quality, and nutritive value of food. Knowledge generated from this program will enhance the microbial, physical, and chemical safety of foods, and provide information on the function and efficacy of foods, nutrients, and other bioactive components in promoting health. In addition, knowledge generated will improve processing, packaging and storage technologies to enhance the safety, quality and shelf life of foods. This knowledge will improve our understanding of human behaviors and how they are influenced by economic and other incentives in ways that enhance the safety, quality, and nutrient value of the food supply. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities of the Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health area (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Improving Food Safety: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Improving Food Quality: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this program area priority
| Function and Efficacy of Nutrients: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this program area priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mervalin Morant, Ph.D.
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005843
CFDA number: 
10.310
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$19,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.