PUSH USDA helps researchers and extension staff position themselves to be competitive for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs, particularly those offered by the National Institute of Nutrition and Agriculture (NIFA).

Two ½-day January sessions — Finding Your Place at the USDA and Preparing a Competitive Proposal to the USDA — include both lectures and writing activities.

Participants become familiar with the mission, priorities, organizational structure, and competitive grant programs of the USDA; assess their readiness to apply; learn best practices for developing relationships with Program Area Priority Contacts; practice using the USDA Letter-of-Intent framework to map their proposals; and learn strategies for writing for success.

How to apply: RSVP to an announcement distributed in the late fall.
For more information: Contact Lynnette.Hentges@unh.edu.

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