Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary:
(i)

credit:


Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.

Related Programs

Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $400,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
As contained in Section 7204 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub.

L.

110-246 which amends Section 1672 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C.

5925)), applications may only be submitted by eligible applicants and may be a collaborative state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities.

Eligible applicants are: (a) State agricultural experiment stations; (b) colleges and universities; (c) university research foundations; (d) other research institutions and organizations; (e) Federal agencies; (f) national laboratories; (g) private organizations or corporations; (h) individuals; or (i) any group consisting of two or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (a) through (h).

Priority will be given to eligible institutions that carry out continuing programs funded by the Secretary.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/wams.html

Contact:
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

Agency Email Description:
If you have any questions related to preparing application content

Agency Email:
electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2014-03-04

Application Due Date:
2014-04-28

Archive Date:
2014-05-28




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