Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)

Funding Agency:
National Science Foundation

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies, and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales, and of high impact across biology. Training, broadening participation, and career development are essential to scientific progress and should be integrated in all PGRP-funded projects.

Two funding tracks are currently available:

  1. RESEARCH-PGR TRACK: Genome-scale plant research to address fundamental questions in biology, including processes of economic and/or societal importance.
  2. TRTech-PGR TRACK: Tools, resources, and technology breakthroughs that further enable functional plant genomics.

 

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations located in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activities.

Amount Description

Estimated Number of Awards: 15 to 20

Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000

Approximately $30,000,000 will be available for new and continuing awards. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award number, size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional
Junior Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary