The purpose of the NRI Program is to support research, extension, and education grants that address key problems of national, regional, and multistate importance in sustaining all components of agriculture (farming, ranching, forestry including urban and agroforestry, aquaculture, rural communities, human nutrition, processing, etc.). Providing this support requires that NRI advance fundamental sciences in support of agriculture and coordinate opportunities to build on these discoveries. Building on these discoveries will necessitate new efforts in education and extension that deliver science-based knowledge to people, allowing them to make informed practical decisions. Hence, in FY 2004 the NRI will accept applications for fundamental research, mission-linked research, and integrated research, extension, and education projects.
For research projects, unless otherwise indicated, cost-sharing or matching is not required for NRI awards. For integrated projects, if a grant is for applied research that is commodity-specific and not of national scope, the grant recipient is reqired to match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Who can apply:
Native American Organization
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
Eligible functional categories:
Grants for Agricultural Research_Competitive Research Grants
For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, application forms, etc. click on this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Washington, DC, 20024