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Federal Funding and Grants


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.

For any questions, contact Dr. Rob Hedberg (rhedberg@nifa.usda.gov).

Active Calls:

  • USDA-NIFA AFRI Foundational Program (due: Sep 30, 2016; for questions, contact Michael Fitzner at mfitzner@nifa.usda.gov). In FY 2016, three of four program priorities include objectives relevant to weed scientists.
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area (due: Nov 17, 2016; LOI due SEp 14, 2016). For questions, contact Nancy Cavallaro (ncavallaro@nifa.usda.gov).

Recently Closed:

Grant Opportunities for Weed Science Researchers:



Additional Resources:

Related Articles:
  • 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

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