Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Safety Challenge Area

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Nanotechnology Program | Food Safety | Food Science & Technology Programs

This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. This requires an understanding of the interdependencies of human, animal, and ecosystem health as it pertains to foodborne pathogens. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce foodborne illnesses and deaths by improving the safety of the food supply, which will result in reduced impacts on public health and on our economy. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support single-function Research Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants that address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Food Safety 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, 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 Food Safety Challenge Area RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Other Due Date: 
Effective Mitigation Strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance : Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Program Area Priority Code – A4171
| Five-Year Assessment of the AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area : Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Program Area Priority Code – A4173

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Mervalin Morant, Ph.D.
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
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