Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Program:Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Sustainable Agricultural SystemsApplications to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach for projects focused on the themes in the USDA Science Blueprint: (1) sustainable agricultural intensification; (2) agricultural climate adaptation; (3) value-added innovation; and/or (4) food and nutrition translation. These projects are expected to significantly improve the supply of affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America. These approaches must demonstrate current needs and anticipate future social, cultural, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed should result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for all those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption. See AFRI SAS RFA for details.
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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, Native American Tribal Orgs, not Federally recognized Tribal Governments, 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
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Note: This RFA has two program area priorities, each with different eligibility requirements. A9201 invites only integrated project (must include research, education, and extension) applications with limited eligibility. A9211 invites only research project applications with wide eligibility. Please see Part III, A. of this AFRI SAS RFA for more specific eligibility requirements for project types. Applications in each program area priority from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.
Posted Date:Monday, November 9, 2020
Closing Date:Thursday, July 1, 2021
Other Due Date:Program Area Priority A9201Thursday, April 1, 2021
Program Area Priority A9211Thursday, July 1, 2021
Letter of Intent Deadline – January 7, 2021; Application Deadline – April 1, 2021
Letter of Intent Deadline – March 4, 2021; Application Deadline – July 1, 2021
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Letter of Intent Due:Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Matching required if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards:
$1,000,000 - $10,000,000