Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 6/9/2022

Bayer Crop Science -- Grants4Ag: Enabling technologies for plant transformation

Rising levels carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) are driving global climate change. Climate change is already causing weather patterns to become more unpredictable and more extreme globally, and these impacts are predicted to worsen over time with rising GHG levels in the atmosphere. Without a global, multipronged strategy to decrease GHG emissions and sequester carbon, climate change will have dramatic, negative impacts on our environment and on agricultural food production. This will likely result in food security challenges and food scarcity in many parts of the world.

As a science-based company, Bayer has recognized the risks posed by global climate change. We aim to continuously reduce GHG emissions within our company and along our entire value chain in accordance with the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We at Bayer think that agriculture can also be part of the solution in the reduction of GHG emissions.

Our goal is to identify and create new trait products to mitigate GHG emissions. Through this program, selected proposals will be enabled through transformation work performed at the University of Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC), resulting in transgenic or edited materials suitable for further study.

Bayer Crop Science is seeking innovative trait approaches to mitigate the impacts of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on climate change using technologies that enable on-the-farm carbon sequestration or carbon removal.

We seek to fund transformation experiments that enable carbon sequestration or removal in cereals, legumes and pulses relying on the use of gene editing or transgenes.

Deadline: July 31, 2022

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