AFRI Foundational: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

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

Plant protection, plant production and the development of new plant products are critical to the sustainability and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture and the success and growth of the Nation's economy. Future improvements will require an increased understanding of complex, inter-related factors at a wide range of scales. These include investigations of plant biology at molecular, cellular and whole-plant levels as well as innovative and environmentally sound approaches to improve plants and protect them from biotic and abiotic stresses. Single-function Research Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities in the Plant Health and Production and Plant Products 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: 
Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Physiology of Agricultural Plants: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority
| Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Letter of Intent not required for this Program Area Priority

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Shing F Kwok
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: 
$33,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.