Currently Open Grant Opportunities
USDA NIFA. Addresses high priority issues related to pests and their management by supporting projects that will increase food security using comprehensive IPM approaches. Total funding: ~$4 million. Deadline: Apr 7, 2015.
February 23, 2015 AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area
USDA NIFA. Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Total funding: ~$30 million. Letter of intent due: Apr 9, 2015. Application due: Jul 16, 2015.
February 23, 2015 AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area
USDA NIFA. Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: Apr 23, 2015.
February 23, 2015 AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area
USDA NIFA. Promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain. Total funding: ~$6 million. Deadline: May 13/18, 2015.
February 23, 2015 AFRI Climate Variability and Change
USDA NIFA. Supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation’s agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. Total funding: ~$5 million. Deadline: Jun 4, 2015.
February 23, 2015 AFRI Foundational Program
USDA NIFA. Supports research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to build foundational knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $116 million. Deadline: Sep 30, 2015.
February 4, 2015 AFRI Food Security Challenge Area
USDA NIFA. Focused on developing more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. Total funding: ~$16 million. Letter of intent due: April 2, 2015. Application due: June 4, 2015.
January 29, 2015 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
EPA. Recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Funding: $2,500/recipient. Deadline: March 13, 2015.