Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy: A Joint Research Solicitation - USDA, DOE

Program:
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, & Bioproducts (B3) Programs | Rangelands and Grasslands Programs | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics Programs

The USDA's, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE) and the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) announce the interagency Program to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feed stocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Please note that applicants will submit applications through DOE and a pre-application is requested rather than a letter of intent.

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, 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 on Eligibility:
Except where otherwise prohibited by law, State agricultural experiment stations, all colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, Federal agencies, national laboratories, private organizations or corporations, and individuals are eligible to apply for and to receive a competitive grant. IMPORTANT! See RFA for specific eligibility requirements.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Other Due Date:
Pre-Application: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pre-applications will be reviewed for responsiveness of the proposed work to the research topics identified in this FOA. DOE will send a response by email to each applicant encouraging or discouraging the submission of a full application by 12/22/2015. Applicants who have not received a response regarding the status of their pre-application by this date are responsible for contacting the program to confirm this status.

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
Jeffrey Steiner
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number:
DE-FOA-0001688
CFDA number:
10.310
Abstracts of Funded Projects:
Read the Abstracts
Estimated Total Program Funding:
$4,000,000
Percent of Applications Funded:
25%
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Matching is not required
Range of Awards:
$200,000 - $400,000