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

The purpose of the NNF Grants Program is to provide funding to support students’ training and completion of master’s and/or doctoral degree programs in identified national need areas within the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences.

Awards made under NNF are specifically


intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in areas where there is a national need for the development of scientific and professional expertise in the food and agricultural sciences.

NNF awards invest in graduate training and relevant international experiential learning for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the USDA.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $3,100,000

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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 (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.

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