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Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Innovative solutions for a healthy and productive world

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Innovative solutions for a healthy and productive world

Recently announced marked with *, otherwise by due date


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

*Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program  Application deadline 12/18/2019. The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA). Estimated total program funding: $192,585,000.

* USDA-NIFA-RIGP-006870 Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG), Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture   Application deadline 01/23/2020. The purpose of this program is strengthen the capacity of Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences through distance education technology. The Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, postsecondary agricultural sciences education. Estimated Total Program Funding: $800,000

* USDA-NIFA-HSI-006951 Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Education Grants Program, Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture   Application deadline 01/30/2020. The purpose of the HSI Education Grants Program is to encourage innovative teaching or education proposals with potential to impact and become models for other institutions that serve underrepresented students, at the regional or national level. Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000,000

* USDA-NIFA-CGP-006950, Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program, Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture   Application deadline 03/23/2020. Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,800,000

 

Rolling deadlines

Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition (Round 21), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries. Overall, our target population is young women, mothers, and children from 6-23 months of age. Accordingly, the proposed technologies funded must not undermine exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life.

Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, rolling dates, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, rolling due dates, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, PhD received in last 4 years, allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.

Hydrologic SciencesNSF, proposals accepted any time, $250,000-$750,000, 2-4 years. Supports studies examining (1) the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of water and water-borne chemical fluxes and storages from local to global scales, (2) interfacial water fluxes and pathways among system compartments; and (3) how hydrologic processes couple to the critical zone via land-use change, climate variability and ecosystem function. The program encourages interdisciplinary proposals and conducts joint review with related programs and will also consider synthesis projects.

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD), NSF, proposals accepted any time. Research topics include theoretical, observational and modeling studies of the general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere; synoptic scale weather phenomena; processes that govern climate; the causes of climate variability and change; methods to predict climate variations; extended weather and climate predictability; development and testing of parameterization of physical processes; numerical methods for use in large-scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of instrumental and/or modeled weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate models to diagnose and simulate climate and its variations and change.

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)NSFproposals accepted anytime, 6 months. Gives NSF-funded researchers additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate the translation of knowledge derived from fundamental research into emerging products and services that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

Communicating Research to Public Audiences, NSF, rolling deadlines. Communicating Research to Public Audiences is a component of the Informal Science Education program (ISE) in the Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education.  ISE projects provide rich and stimulating contexts and experiences for individuals of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to increase their appreciation for, and understanding of, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in out-of-school settings.  Requests for up to $75,000 will be considered to support projects that communicate to public audiences the process and results of current research that is being supported by any NSF directorate through informal science education activities, such as media presentations, exhibits, or youth-based activities. The purpose of these efforts is to disseminate research results, research in progress, or research methods.

Research Coordination Networks, NSF, rolling deadlines. The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supportinggroups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities acrossdisciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. The RCN program provides opportunities tofoster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideasfor implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, training, broadening participation, anddevelopment of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged.