2020 Soil Science Collaborative Research Proposals

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements for the purposes of:

 

  • Promoting research collaboration between the NRCS Soil and Plant Science Division (SPSD) and university cooperators on significant national issues;
  • Providing technology transfer and training for NRCS staff;
  • Assisting in training of students in soil science and related fields.

Proposals must be for projects based in the United States and its territories and possessions and focus on the priorities described in Section A of this notice. Research proposals are sought. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2020 will be up to $1,700,000.00. Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) network (http://www.cesu.psu.edu/). Proposals are requested for competitive consideration of awards for projects 1-2 years in duration. 

Deadline: June 11, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

• Private institutions of higher education that are part of a CESU network. • Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education that are part of a CESU network.

Amount

$500,000

Amount Description

The funding floor for this opportunity is $200,000 and the funding ceiling is $500,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

June 11, 2020