Currently Open Grant Opportunities

April 24, 2017
AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative

USDA NIFA. The goal of the AFRI Education and Literacy Initiative is to develop the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Total funding: $18 million. Deadline: June 28, 2017.

April 17, 2017
AFRI Foundational Program

USDA NIFA. Supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $150 million. Deadline: June/July 2017 (varies by program).

April 17, 2017
AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. This program focuses on sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food, within the priority area of Climate, Land Use, and Land Management. Total funding: $6 million. Deadline: July 13, 2017.

March 24, 2017
AFRI Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. This program focuses on multidisciplinary systems approaches, which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems. Total funding: $34 million. Letter of intent due: May 17, 2017. Application due: Aug 2, 2017.

August 25, 2016
Special Projects Grant Program

Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety / UVM Extension. Funding for projects with very clear, near-term outcomes related to regionally important food safety issues among small to medium-sized producers and processors. The projects can be focused on research, education, or both. Total funding: $46,800. Deadline: Sep 1, 2017.