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- List of Grant Opportunities for Weed Science Researchers
USDA-NIFA has developed a Weed Science Funding page to archive all relevant funding opportunities within USDA for Weed Science researchers. Scroll down to RELATED CONTENT section at the bottom of the page for relevant opportunities. The EXTERNAL RESOURCES section at the bottom lists previously funded projects. A list of FY 2017 USDA grant and partnership programs that can address invasive species research, technical assistance, prevention and control is available here.
For any questions on USDA grants, contact Dr. Rob Hedberg (email@example.com).
Information on NIFA funding and how to succeed in grantsmanship:
This PDF file contains slides and notes from the special session, “Navigating the New Landscape of Federal Funding”, which was held at the 2017 WSSA meeting in Tucson, AZ. It contains information and insights that should be useful to anyone planning a proposal submission. Highlights include:
- New NIFA panel organization – Many options are available for funding weed science research, some with relatively high funding rates.
- Tips for preparing your proposal – Take home message: Study the RFA, write clearly, and call the Program Leaders with your questions!
- Lessons from the 2016 panel – It seemed to work well for Weed Science. Read the Panel Manager’s thoughts on the process.
- USDA-NIFA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program (due: Feb 12, 2019)
- USDA-NIFA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (BRAG) (due: Feb 20, 2019)
- National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) (due: Feb 19, 2019)
- USDA-NIFA Comparative Genomics Research Program (due: July 5, 2019)
- USDA-NIFA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (due: Dec 10, 2018)
- USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Sustainable Agricultural Systems (LOI due: June 27, 2018; full proposal due: Oct 10, 2018)
- USDA-NIFA Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water (due: Sep 26, 2018)
- USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program. See the RFA for deadlines of specific programs.
- USDA-NIFA Crop Protection and Pest Management (due: May 8, 2018)
- EPA-Environmental Education (EE) Grant (due: April 11, 2018)
- USDA-NIFA Organic Transitions Program (ORG) (due: March 29, 2018)
- USDA-NIFA Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) (due: March 1, 2018)
- USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) (due: Feb 26, 2018)
- USDA Grant and Partnership Programs (view the workbook)
- USDA-NIFA (funding search)
- Grants.gov (grants database; RSS feeds; subscribe to e-mail list)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program (BRAG)
- NIFA-AFRI Foundational Program
- Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
- Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)
- Food Security Challenge Area
- NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants
- Crop Protection and Pest Management Grants
- Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
- Regional IPM Grants
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- US Department of Energy (DOE)
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
- United States-Agency for International Development (USAID)
- United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
- United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund
- Tips for preparing better funding proposals (by Adam S. Davis)
- Weed Science Research and Funding: A Call to Action
Adam S. Davis, J. Christopher Hall, Marie Jasieniuk, Martin A. Locke, Edward C. Luschei, David A. Mortensen, Dean E. Riechers, Richard G. Smith, Tracy M. Sterling, and James H. Westwood. Weed Science. 2009. 57:442–448
- Future Research Directions for Weed Science
J. Christopher Hall, Laura L. Van Eerd, Stephen D. Miller, Micheal D. K. Owen, Timothy S. Prather, Dale L. Shaner, Megh Singh, Kevin C. Vaughn, And Stephen C. Weller. Weed Technology. 2000. 14:647–658