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NIFA Releases Request for Applications (RFA) for 2015 Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research/ applied research
On April 22, 2015, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a Request for Applications (RFA) for funding applied research projects focusing on aquaculture. Opportunity number USDA-NIFA-SRGP-005095
SUMMARY: The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. by generating new science-based information and technology to address industry constraints. Results of projects supported by this program are intended to help improve the profitability of the U.S.
aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, provide markets for U.S.-produced products, increase domestic aquaculture business investment opportunities, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America.
For this FY 2015 Aquaculture Research program, NIFA is soliciting applied aquaculture research applications that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following Program Area Priorities:
1. Genetics of commercial aquaculture species; 2. Critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species; 3. Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and 4. Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.
The amount available for support of this program in FY 2015 is approximately $1,350,000.
DATES: Applications for this announcement must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 3, 2015.
NOTE: Please take note that this RFA's page limit for the Project Narrative (15 pages) differs from other NIFA grant programs and last year's RFA. The RFA identifies the objectives for Aquaculture Research program projects, the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for an Aquaculture Research grant.
Link to Grants.gov page: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId'6081
For more information, please contact Dr. Gene W. Kim, USDA NIFA National Program Leader for Aquaculture at Gene.W.Kim@nifa.usda.gov or 202-401-1108
2015 Active Acorn Research Program Area Requests for Proposals
Reproduction Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: May 4, 2015
Senior Dog Health Request for Proposals
Due Date: June 1, 2015
Musculoskeletal Request for Proposals
Due Date: July 7, 2015
NSF CAREER Proposal Deadlines: July 2015
Deadlines for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) submissions are in July.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. All NSF directorates participate in the CAREER Program; approximately 600 awards are made each year.
Vilcek Foundation Prizes for Young, Foreign-born Biomedical Scientists
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.
Applicants are restricted to foreign-born researchers age 38 and under. Application deadline is June 15, 2015.
See complete information on eligibility and application process here.
Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to large companion animal (horses and llamas/alpacas) health and welfare. Proposals are due Wednesday, July 15, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. EST. To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, please visit the Researchers page of the Foundation’s website.
Please note that this call for proposals is only for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Studies relating to large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas).
To access the online application form directions, click here.
Zoetis Cattle Call
Zoetis invites applications for its 2015 Cattle Call research grant program, offering up to $150,000 in research funding.
About the 2015 Cattle Call Grant
Zoetis will award up to $150,000 in funding to North American researchers in animal health. Grants could range from $25,000 to $150,000 for one or multiple researchers. The committee seeks project proposals that will help develop new products and services in the cattle industry. Specifically, projects should offer insights into ways to:
Increase milk production, with approaches to stimulate mammary tissue growth, development, maturation or regeneration
Improve performance, with models to estimate how changes in rumen function and nutrient utilization affect average daily gain, feed conversion or milk production
How to Apply
The 2015 Cattle Call grant research program is open to applicants in the United States and Canada. For an application form or for more information, contact email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2015. Candidates will be notified of the research committee’s decisions by May 29, 2015.