NIFA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement

(06/13/18)

Comparative Genomics Research Program

Understanding Biological Processes Related to

Health and Disease of Agriculturally Important Animals

 

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking grant funding applications for "... research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes.

 

NIFA will support studies that enable the use of a diverse array of species to advance our ability to improve genome annotations that complements Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FANNG) efforts or understand basic biological processes related to health and disease of agriculturally important animals, as well as studies that develop novel analytical tools and resources for the comparative genomics research community ..."

 

Eligible applicants include State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; and others - NIFA anticipates having a total of $3,000,000 in available grant funds for the program.

 

June 6, 2018 USDA NIFA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement No. PAR-17-482

 

Applications Due By: October 5, 2018, February 5, 2019, and June 5, 2019

 

The June 11, 2018 USDA NIFA Stakeholder Bulletin is posted at 


http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDANIFA/bulletins/1f5b1f4

 

The June 6, 2018 USDA NIFA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted at 


http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/comparative-genomics-research-program 


* Specifically at

 
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297339

 

The Request for Applications (RFA) is posted at 


http://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/Comparative-Genomics-Notice.pdf

 

Questions may be directed to Lakshmi Kumar Matukumalli, Ph.D., who is with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture at 202 401 1766; email: LMatukumalli@NIFA.USDA.gov