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National Institute of Food and Agriculture International Wheat Yield Partnership Program
NIFA in coordination with the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP), requests applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 to seek breakthroughs for cereal breeding using new technologies and also discoveries that lead to significantly greater grain size, grain set and grain filling duration following embryo formation, in diverse environments, without compromising grain protein concentration in Triticeae species. The anticipated amount available for NIFA to support this program in FY 2016 is approximately $3,446,000. NIFA intends to provide additional support of approximately $12 million during FY 2017-2019. The intent of future funding provides an anticipated total amount of funding of approximately $15.4 million to support this program during FY 2016-2019, provided appropriations are available for this purpose.
- REQUIRED LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2016
Eligibility is linked to the project type.
1. Research Projects: Eligible applicants for Research Projects include:1) State Agricultural Experiment Stations; 2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); 3) university research foundations; 4) other research institutions and organizations; 5) Federal agencies, 6) national laboratories; 7) private organizations or corporations; 8) individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and 9) any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified in 1) through 8). Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations.
2. Integrated Projects: Eligible applicants for Integrated Projects include: 1) colleges and universities; 2) 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; and (3) Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities. For Integrated Projects, the terms "college" and "university" mean an educational institution in any state which 1) admits as regular students only persons having a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate; 2) is legally authorized within such state to provide a program of education beyond secondary education; 3) provides an educational program for which a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree is awarded; 4) is a public or other nonprofit institution; and 5) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association. A research foundation maintained by a college or university is eligible to receive an award under this program.