Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

This grant program supports:
(1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries.

Awards are specifically

credit:


intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas.

Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics.

Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas:
1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Agency: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Office:

Estimated Funding: $2,800,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Pursuant to section 1417 of the NARETPA of 1977 (99 Stat.

1548; 7 U.S.C.

3152), and administrative provisions that can be found in 7 CFR 3402 applications may be submitted by: (1) Land-grant institutions including the University of the District of Columbia; (2) Colleges and universities having significant minority enrollments and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (3) Other colleges and universities having a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food, and agricultural sciences.

Research foundations maintained by an eligible college or university are eligible to submit graduate training proposals under this RFA.

Applicants should be institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the TESAs.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:


Agency Email Description:


Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2014-08-13

Application Due Date:
2014-09-30

Archive Date:
2014-10-30



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