Scientific Cooperation Research Program FY12 RFA

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announces the availability of funding through cost reimbursable agreements for the Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) for fiscal year (FY) 201 2. The objective of SCRP is to reduce global poverty and

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hunger by supporting applied scientific research, extension, or education projects that aim to address challenges faced by smallholder farmers in emerging economies.

All proposals should focus on addressing agricultural challenges to smallholders.

The definition of smallholders differs between countries and agro-ecological zones.

For the purposes of this announcement smallholders, as defined by the World Bank, are farmers that own or lease less than 124 acres of land (less than 50 hectares).

This land must be used to support subsistence or cash crop farming.

All proposals should address one of the three focus areas:
improving agricultural productivity, creating sustainable agricultural systems, or building regional or global trade capacities.

All proposals should also utilize the scientific communities’ accumulated knowledge and technologies to help aid in developing “practical” solutions to these challenges.

All proposals must include foreign collaborations and may not exceed two years.

Funding may be allocated to foreign collaborators through sub-awards.

Priority consideration will be given to:• Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)• Countries defined by the World Bank as low or lower middle income, hereinafter referred to as emerging economies:
http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups• Proposals that address challenges to womenThis notice identifies the SCRP deadline, legislative authority, eligibility and proposal requirements, funding restrictions, cost share requirements, allowable and unallowable costs, reporting requirements, program purpose and priorities, focus areas and recommended topics, application and submission information, application review, selection, and notification process, agency program contact information, mailing address, and frequently asked questions.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL REQUEST FOR APPLICATION DETAILS
Related Programs

Scientific Cooperation and Research

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Foreign Agricultural Service

Estimated Funding: $160,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Proposals may be received from academic institutions such as universities and colleges, including community colleges, accredited in and having a campus located in the United States, acting on behalf of their institution.

U. S. non-profit research organizations, including research laboratories, professional societies, or similar organizations in the United States that are directly associated with education, extension, research, or capacity building activities; Private organizations; Federal and state agencies; or Consortia led by the eligible organizations listed here are also eligible.

A proposal from a consortium of organizations must be submitted as a single proposal with one U. S. organization serving as the lead and all other organizations as team members and sub-awardees, when applicable.

All proposals must include foreign collaborations with institutions in emerging economies that have diplomatic relations with the United States.

Sub-awards may be made to U. S. or foreign academic institutions, research organizations, international organizations, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations that are directly associated with trade capacity building, education, or research activities pursuant with the OMB circulars listed in the “Legislative Authority” section of this announcement.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must hold a position at an eligible U. S. institution.

Especially encouraged are proposals from smaller academic institutions, MSIs, in particular American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Asian American, and African American institutions.

Also encouraged are proposals from researchers early in their career, extension agents, and women that hold positions at an eligible institution.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Jamilah FagbeneInternational Trade SpecialistPhone 202-720-3160

Agency Email Description:
Program Point of Contact

Agency Email:
Jamilah.Fagbene@fas.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2012-03-20

Application Due Date:
2012-04-18

Archive Date:
2012-05-18



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