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

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The AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI) provides fellowships to undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral students in the agricultural sciences.

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 Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Other Due Date: 
March 3, 2016 (for the Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships Programs), March 18, 2016 (for the Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers Programs) and March 24, 2016 (for the Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate Fellowships)

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Ray A. Ali
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Funding Opportunity Number: 
CFDA number: 
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstract
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
application/pdf 15_AFRI ELI.pdf (330.85 KB)
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
Percent of Applications Funded: 
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
Matching is not required
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $0