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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.318
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mar 31, 2022

Carlos Ortiz, PhD


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide grants to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The target audience is K-14 students, meaning kindergarten through twelfth grade plus two years of post-secondary schooling, such as vocational technical institutions and community/junior colleges. Projects should focus on challenges facing agriculture and rural communities, such as increasing global demand for food production in the face of limited natural resources; improving health and reducing obesity; and increasing economic opportunities.

Proposed projects must address one or more educational need areas and/or be an applied project that addresses research, outreach, and capacity building to benefit the students and communities served, including:

  • Curriculum design, materials development, and library resources to promote the development of alternative courses of study; degree programs; new and improved curricula; and instructional materials, delivery systems, and technology
  • Student experiential learning opportunities
  • Student recruitment, retention, mentoring, and educational equity
  • Leadership development
  • Developing or supplementing agricultural and science literacy programs

Eligible applicants include:

  • State agricultural experiment stations
  • Colleges and universities
  • University research foundations
  • Other research institutions and organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • National laboratories
  • Private organizations and corporations
  • Individuals or any group consisting of 2 or more of the entities listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Estimated total program funding: $384,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Children and youth · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Leadership · Obesity and weight control · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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