Science Emphasis Areas

Ensuring User-Inspired Research, Education, and Extension for America

In 2016, NIFA developed, delivered, and evaluated the agency’s science objectives through nine science emphasis areas administered through the agency’s four programmatic institutes:

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The following tables and pie chart detail NIFA's science emphasis areas and competitive funding by Farm Bill priority area. All information labeled with an asterisk (*) is estimated.

Science Emphasis Areas and Associated Institutions

science emphasis areas

institute

Sustainable Ag Production Systems
IFPS, IBCE, IFSN, IYFC
Education and Multicultural Systems
IYFC
Environmental Systems
IBCE
Family & Consumer Sciences
IYFC
Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Bioproducts
IFPS, IBCE
Human Nutrition
IFSN, IYFC
Food Safety
IFSN
Agroclimate Science (Climate Change)
IFPS, IBCE
Youth Development
IYFC
 

Competitive Projects Funding by Science Emphasis Area

science emphasis areas

Total Competitive
Projects Funding
By area*

Competitive
Projects
Active in 2016*

Sustainable Ag Production Systems
$279,096,337
690
Education and Multicultural Systems
27,737,779
116
Environmental Systems
85,257,120
271
Family & Consumer Sciences
63,886,456
256
Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Bioproducts
10,553,123
34
Human Nutrition
44,657,001
127
Food Safety
43,861,706
129
Agroclimate Science (Climate Change)
3,875,822
25
Youth Development
13,805,812
86

Pie chart showing competitive funding by Farm Priority Area