Funding Opportunity: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, Sustainable Agricultural System

Sponsor: USDA-NIFA
Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, Sustainable Agricultural Systems; USDA-NIFA-AFRI-007892
Website: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329768
Deadline: A9201, LOI Deadline: January 7, 2021; Full Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 (due 4:00PM Central for both LOI and Full App.)
A9211, LOI Deadline: March 4, 2021; Full Application Deadline: July 1, 2021 (due 4:00PM Central for both LOI and Full Application)
Funding range: A9201: $10,000,000 for up to 5 years; A9211: $1,000,000 for up to 5 years
Topics:
  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems (A9201). This program’s four overarching themes are: 1) sustainable agricultural intensification; 2) agricultural climate adaption; 3) value-added innovation; and/or 4) food and nutrition translation.
  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems Program Evaluation (A9211). This program will develop a synthesis and assessment of USDA NIFA’s investments in the ‘SAS’ program for FY18-FY24, and provide programmatic review of SAS projects, to include impacts, assessment and evaluation of the Coordinated Agricultural Project ‘CAP’ program in relation to program goals, the USDA Science Blueprint, the USDA Strategic Goals, and USDA Agriculture Innovation Agenda.  Comprehensive analysis of USDA NIFA support of research, education, & extension to identify systems challenges in the sustainability of U.S. agriculture and food production.