Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas
Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas provides funding to strengthen the capacity to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences as well as to upgrade agriculture and food science facilities and equipment necessary to conduct tropical and subtropical agricultural research.
Applications are expected to:
- Improve formal, post secondary agricultural sciences education and instruction to ensure a competent and qualified workforce to meet current and future national food and agricultural science needs
- Improve the economic health and viability of rural communities through the development of degree programs emphasizing new and emerging employment opportunities in FANH sciences
- Increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete post secondary education in the FANH sciences or STEM disciplines
Projects that integrate social and biological sciences to address many of the challenges facing agriculture and rural communities are a priority, such as:
- Increasing global demand for food production in the face of limited natural resources
- Improving health and reducing obesity by engaging in healthy lifestyles and consuming healthy diets
- Alleviating poverty by fostering economic opportunity
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education located in Insular Areas and that have the capacity to carry out teaching and extension programs in the FANH sciences. Insular areas include:
- American Samoa
- The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- The Federated States of Micronesia
- The Republic of the Marshall Islands
- The Republic of Palau
- The Virgin Islands of the United States
Award ceiling: $450,000
Project period: 2-3 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,200,000
The deadline for Resident Instruction Grant projects is April 19, 2019.
The deadline for Agriculture and Food Science Facilities and Equipment Grant projects is April 24, 2019.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.