Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development

  • Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture
  • Internal Deadline: February 14, 2020 - (Still Accepting Applications)
  • Sponsor Deadlines
    • Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU): April 7, 2020 - (Closed)
    • Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy: April 28, 2020
    • Agricultural Workforce Training Grants: May 26, 2020
    • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (NOT LIMITED): June 16, 2020
  • Link https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314956

Brief Synopsis from Sponsor: The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2019 and FY 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the

AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program areas to support:

  • Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy: Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.
  • Agricultural Workforce Training Grants: Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.
  • Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU): Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.


Maximum Award Amount: Budgets vary by program. Please see solicitation for details.

Be aware: Institutions are limited in the number of applications they can submit, as outlined above.UofL will decide which to submit via an internal application process determined by peer review.

Anyone interested in submitting for this program must first submit an internal application to , with copy to the applicable research dean, by 5 p.m. on the date listed above, including the following materials:

  • A summary of the proposal (maximum two pages);
  • A paragraph describing why you would be the most competitive candidate for this program;
  • Your current curriculum vitae;
  • A cover page that contains:
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal;
    • Your name, position, and UofL office contact information;
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if applicable).

Reviewers will judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put forward competitive internal proposals. Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria as well as the UofL strategic goals.

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to by the internal deadline listed above.

If you have any questions, please
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