Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Food Security Challenge Area - RFA

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Food Security Challenge Area | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Markets, Trade & Policy | Aquaculture | Hunger & Food Security Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics | Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs | Weed Science

The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. The long-term goal of the AFRI Food Security Challenge Area is to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food.

In FY 2016, applications are solicited under the following two Program Area Priorities, representing two critical needs for meeting the food security challenge:

  1. New Frontiers in Pollinator Health: From Research to Application:
    • Requested Project Types – Integrated Projects only
    • Requested Grant Types – Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard and New Investigator) grants only
    • Program Area Priority Contact: Dr. Mary Purcell-Miramontes (202) 401-5168, mpurcell@nifa.usda.gov
       
  2. Breeding and Phenomics of Food Crops and Animals:   ​
    • Requested Project Type –Research Projects only
    • Requested Grant Types – Standard and FASE (Strengthening Standard and New Investigator) grants only
    • Program Area Contacts:

Eligibility Details

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 Security 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: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Ed Kaleikau
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005823
CFDA number: 
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
Read the Abstract
Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$16,800,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.