Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP)

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Fellowship Programs, announces this funding opportunity to support the Scientific Cooperation and Research Program by issuing a new award(s). This opportunity is available to State cooperative institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States, as defined at 7 USC 3103 and is intended to support applied research, extension, and education collaborations between U.S. researchers and their foreign counterparts from selected emerging market economies.

USDA’s FAS administers the SCRP. This program has historically supported up to 12 collaborative research programs annually. All applications must include foreign collaborations, and project timelines should not exceed two years. Funding may be allocated to foreign collaborators through subawards.

The SCRP supports FAS’s strategic goals by mobilizing the scientific community’s accumulated knowledge and technologies through the funding of joint research, extension, and education projects. These projects are between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies, last up to two years, and address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, climate smart agriculture, and sustainable natural resource management. Since 1980, the program has supported hundreds of projects to enhance the technical skills of agricultural professionals and help beneficiary countries further develop their relationships with the U.S. agriculture sector.

In the 2024 program cycle, the SCRP will support applied research, extension, and education projects between U.S. researchers and their foreign counterparts from selected emerging market economies (as defined at 7 USC § 5623(d)(1), generally including countries listed in the low- and middle-income groups by the World Bank) who seek to create practical solutions to challenges faced by farmers and build regional or global agricultural trade capacities in target countries.

Deadline: March 25, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

State cooperative institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States, as defined at 7 USC 3103.

 

Amount

$50,000

Amount Description

Total Available Federal Funding: Up to $600,000 total, up to $50,000 per award 

 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 25, 2024