Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Program: 
Educational Scholarship Programs | National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program Funding Opportunity (NNF) | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs

This grant program supports: (1) training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences; and (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More Information on Eligibility: 
Applications may be submitted by: 1) Land-Grant Institutions, 2) colleges & universities having significant minority enrollments & a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food & agricultural sciences, & 3) other colleges & universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food & agricultural sciences. Applications also may be submitted by research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Ray A. Ali
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
USDA-NIFA-HEP-006390
CFDA number: 
10.210
Abstracts of Funded Projects: 
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Previous fiscal year(s) RFA: 
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$3,100,000
Percent of Applications Funded: 
25%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
Matching is not required
Range of Awards: 
$4,500 - $262,000