Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Carbon Cycle Science

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | Ecosystems Programs | Soil Programs | Global Change and Climate Programs | Wildlife & Fish Programs | Rangelands and Grasslands Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs

The carbon cycle plays a fundamental role in the forces driving global climate change as well as being impacted by a changing climate. Agricultural, forestry and related managed systems play a key role in both carbon the uptake and storage from and release to the atmosphere, including the greenhouse gases CO2 and methane. This program, offered in partnership with the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013 program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE), and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), contributes toward the goals of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its Carbon Cycle Science Program by providing critical scientific information about the movement of carbon in the environment and potential near- and long-term changes in the carbon cycle, including the role of and implications for societal actions. It follows from four previous joint USDA-NASA solicitations in 2004, 2007, and 2010, and 2013 addressing questions of carbon stocks and fluxes as well as how carbon cycling might change and be managed in response to a changing climate, and the risks and benefits to society of management and adaptation options.
 

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, State Agricultural Experiment Stations, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
Applications must be submitted through NASA ROSES 2016.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Notice of Intent: Friday, April 1, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Nancy Cavallaro
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
NNH16ZDA001N-CARBON
CFDA number: 
10.310
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$27,600,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
15%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
See RFA for details.
Range of Awards: 
$200,000 - $1,000,000