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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Request for Applications (RFA)

NIFA is requesting applications for AFRI Food Security Challenge Area Program for FY 2015. AFRI is a competitive grant program to provide funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in food and agricultural sciences.  The goal of this program is to invest in agricultural production research, education, and extension programs for more sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems. In FY 2015, applications are sought in the following priority areas:

1. Agricultural Production Systems
2. Breeding and Genomics of Crops and Livestock
3. National Strategy for Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production in the United States

The amount anticipated to be available for support of this program in FY 2015 is approximately $16.8 million.

The full announcement can be found at