Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative

Program:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Education and Literacy Initiative | Educational Scholarship Programs | Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs | Weed Science | Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics | Plant Health and Production and Plant Products Program Area | Animal Reproduction | Animal Health | Organic Agriculture Program | AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area | AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area | AFRI Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area | AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area | AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

The AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI) focuses on the professional development of secondary school teachers and educational professionals as well as the training of undergraduate students, and predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. The goal of the AFRI ELI Program is to develop the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2017, the AFRI ELI RFA invites applications in four areas: professional development opportunities for K-14 teachers and education professionals; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; and fellowships for postdoctoral scholars. Single-function Research Projects, Education Projects, and Extension Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Areas (see AFRI ELI RFA for specific 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, 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
More Information on Eligibility:
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on project types. See Program Area Description in the current AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI) for the requested project types. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI ELI RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note that restrictions apply to integrated projects applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Friday, April 21, 2017
Closing Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Other Due Date:
Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers and Educational Professionals: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area
| Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates : Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area
| Predoctoral Fellowships: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area
| Postdoctoral Fellowships: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Letter of Intent not required for this program area

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
Ray A. Ali
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number:
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006354
CFDA number:
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects:
Read the Abstracts
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
$18,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Matching is not required
Range of Awards:
$0 - $300,000