Bioproduct Pilot Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Bioproduct Pilot Program is a competitive grant program that will support research activities related to studying the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities in the production of construction and consumer products. Anticipated activities include technoeconomic and life-cycle analyses relative to incumbent products; environmental and waste management implications; and product development and scale-up.

Duplicate or Multiple Submissions. Duplicate or multiple submissions are not allowed. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.


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Eligibility Requirements

Qualified institutions are bioproduct research facilities that meet all of the following criteria: (1) is funded, in part, by a State; (2) is located within a reasonable distance, not to exceed 3 miles, of the primary residence hall of an institution of higher education. An institution of higher education is defined in Section 1001(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)). (3) provides students opportunities to engage in research activities; and (4) provides opportunities for an institution of higher education to collaborate with private enterprise. The Statement of Eligibility, not to exceed 1 page, must be included as Appendix 1 in the Project Narrative (See Part IV. B. Formatting and Part V. B. of this RFA).

Amount Description

This RFA is being released prior to the passage of a full appropriations act for FY 2023. Enactment of additional continuing resolutions or a full appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program. The anticipated amount available for the Bioproduct Pilot Program in FY2022 is up to $5,000,000, and FY2023 is up to $5,000,000.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 31, 2022