United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
04/02/20 5:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and Territories colleges and universities to offer quality undergraduate and graduate degree tracks that will strengthen the country's agricultural and food-related professional and scientific workforce. Applicants should contact program staff and register with the grant portal prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects that will help faculty at IHEs inspire their students and take learning to a new level. Funding is available for Planning and Standard Grants, and for Collaborative Grants, Type 1 and 2.
Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
Applications submitted to this grants program must state how the funded project will address the HEC Program Goals:
Projects must primarily focus on baccalaureate, masters, or DVM level education. However, a project may also include an ancillary, target impact on either secondary, or two-year post-secondary students.
For additional information about project and grant types, see: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/fy-2020-2021-higher-education-challenge-rfa-20190925.pdf#page=9
GrantWatch ID#: 181100
2 total grants for Planning Activity, Standard, and Collaborative; 1 Collaborative 2 grant; and 1 other HEC grant type.
- Planning Activity grants are up to $30,000.
- Standard grants are up to $150,000.
- Collaborative 1 grants are up to $300,000.
- Collaborative 2 grants are up to $750,000.
- Planning Activity grants are up to 24 months in duration.
- Standard grants are 24 to 36 months in duration.
- Collaborative 1 grants are 24 to 36 months in duration.
- Collaborative 2 grants are 36 months in duration.
There are no limits on the total grant program funds that may be awarded to any one institution/organization in successive years of this competition. Successful award recipients may apply for additional awards in subsequent years either as a lead applicant or collaborator.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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