AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program

The FY 2014 AFRI NIFA Fellowship RFA focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into the future by solving current and future challenges facing our society.

The AFRI NIFA Fellowships

Grant Program targets talented, highly-motivated doctoral candidates and post-doctoral trainees that demonstrate remarkable promise and the potential to become gifted education, extension, and research professionals in the United States.

The NIFA Fellows are individuals who have the potential for remarkable accomplishments in agricultural science.

The Program seeks to develop the technical and academic competence of doctoral candidates and the research independence and teaching competencies of postdoctoral students in the food, forestry and agricultural sciences, which are within NIFA’s AFRI Challenge Areas, through well-developed and highly interactive mentoring and training activities.

Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include single-function Research, Education, and Extension Projects and multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects.
Related Programs

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

Department of Agriculture


Agency: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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Estimated Funding: $6,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
It is highly encouraged that applications be submitted through the mentor's institution with the mentor institution listed as the applicant (see Part IV, B.1.).

Eligible mentor institutions include: (1) State Agricultural Experiment Stations; (2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); (3) university research foundations; (4) other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies, (6) national laboratories; (7) private organizations or corporations; (8) any group consisting of two or more entities identified in (1) through (7).

Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.

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Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2013-10-29

Application Due Date:
2014-02-20

Archive Date:
2014-03-22



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