Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water

Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water (FEW).  It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services.  The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. This interagency cooperation allows the partner agencies - National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) - to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions. 

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility: 
See Section IV of the announcement for additional eligibility information.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Rachel Melnick
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
17-530
CFDA number: 
10.310
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$40,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
None
Range of Awards: 
$0 - $2,500,000