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Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.308
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Apr 24, 2019
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
Joyce Parker, PhD
202.445.5403
joyce.parker@nifa.usda.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Bruce Mertz
202.401.5062
bmertz@nifa.usda.gov

Purpose

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
Eligibility

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
  • Guam
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • The Republic of Palau
  • The Virgin Islands of the United States
Geographic coverage
Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth and the Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $450,000
Project period: 2-3 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,200,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

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.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Obesity and weight control · Poverty · Research methods and resources · American Samoa · Atlantic Territory and Commonwealth · Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands · Federated States of Micronesia · Guam · Pacific Territories, Commonwealth, and Freely Associated States · Puerto Rico · Republic of Palau · Republic of the Marshall Islands · U.S. Virgin Islands



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