Funding

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA):

AFRI Sustainable Ag Systems (SAS):
This new program will fund projects focused on increasing agricultural productivity;optimizing water and nitrogen use efficiency; protecting yield losses from stresses, diseases, and pests; reducing foodborne diseases; and advancing development of biobased fuels, chemicals, and coproducts. Total funding available: $80 million with up to $10 million per award. Deadlines: Letter of intent due June 27, 2018; full proposal due October 10, 2018.    Request for Application

AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program:
The 2018 six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Total and project funding and proposal deadlines vary by priority area.   Request for Application

Ohio Water Development Authority (ODWA):

R&D Grants for research and development with respect to wastewater, water management facilities, solid waste facilities, and energy resource development facilities, Proposals due June 1, 2018.  Details