Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management

The Economic Research Service (ERS) is accepting economic research proposals in two broad research areas of importance to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) invasive species policies and programs.

The ERS program focuses on national decisionmaking related to invasive species of agricultural

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significance or ones that are affecting or are affected by USDA programs.

The term “invasive species” is applied broadly to include any vertebrate, invertebrate, weed, fungus, plant disease, animal or livestock disease, or other organism that:
1) Is nonnative, alien, or exotic to the ecosystem where it exists or potentially could be introduced—including agricultural, range, and forest ecosystems; and 2) When introduced causes, or is likely to cause, economic or environmental harm.

Proposals should focus on applied economic research that has direct implications for USDA policies and programs for protection from, control/management of, regulation concerning, or trade policy relating to invasive species.

Fiscal 2008 competitive funding is anticipated to be approximately $750,00 0.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Economic Research Service

Estimated Funding: $750,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
ERS Website for PREISM Competitive Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Proposals submitted by non-United States organizations will not be considered.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/InvasiveSpecies/preism.htm

Contact:
Craig OsteenCo-leader, PREISMPhone 202-694-5547

Agency Email Description:
Email program leader

Agency Email:
costeen@ers.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2008-03-05

Application Due Date:
2008-04-25

Archive Date:
2008-05-25



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