Small Business Grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture




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Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II
Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 2015 SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR's flexible research areas...more
Posted On - 2014-12-30


AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
The FY 2014 AFRI NIFA Fellowship RFA focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into...more
Posted On - 2013-10-29


Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II
Funds may be awarded up to $450,000 for Phase II projects. All Phase II projects must have previously completed a successful USDA Phase I project before applying for a Phase II grant. Success rates...more
Posted On - 2013-01-23




Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bioenergy
This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to secure America's energy future. It supports the development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy and biobased...more
Posted On - 2012-12-26


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI): NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
The FY 2013 AFRI NIFA Fellowship RFA focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences who will lead agriculture into...more
Posted On - 2012-12-06


Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I
See the 2013 USDA SBIR request for applications (RFA) by clicking the RFA link on the table below. Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for Phase I and up to $450,000 for Phase II. Success rates for...more
Posted On - 2012-06-14


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bioenergy
The Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area RFA focuses on the societal challenge to secure America's energy future. In the Sustainable Bioenergy Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are...more
Posted On - 2011-09-21




Women And Minorities In Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
This grant program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science,...more
Posted On - 2011-03-10









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