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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ), the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for “Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development”.
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.
In FY 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program areas to support:
The purpose of AFRI is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. These include farm efficiency, profitability and sustainability, ranching, bioenergy, forestry, aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, mitigating impacts of biotic and abiotic constraints on food production, food safety, mitigating food waste and food loss, physical and social sciences, home economics and rural human ecology, biotechnology, and classical breeding.
Through this support, AFRI advances knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. It also allows AFRI to support education and extension activities that deliver science-based knowledge to end users, allowing them to make informed, practical decisions.
This AFRI RFA aligns with the following USDA Strategic Goals:
Strategic Goal 2: Maximize the Ability of American Agricultural Producers To Prosper by Feeding and Clothing the World;
Strategic Goal 3: Promote American Agricultural Products and Exports;
Strategic Goal 4: Facilitate Rural Prosperity and Economic Development;
Strategic Goal 5: Strengthen the Stewardship of Private Lands Through Technology and Research;
Strategic Goal 6: Ensure Productive and Sustainable Use of Our National Forest System Lands; and
Strategic Goal 7: Provide All Americans Access to a Safe, Nutritious, and Secure Food Supply
Estimated Total Program Funding: $49,000,000.
Applications may only be submitted by eligible entities.
Eligibility is linked to the project type as specified below:
Eligible applicants for single-function Research, Education or Extension Projects include:
Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include: