US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Specific Requirements & Advice

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Project Summary/Abstract
Conflict of Interest
Current and Pending Support

NIFA Application Guide --- Refer to version supplied as instructions in the package for the FOA

agricuture and food research initiative (AFRI)

AFRI Request for Applications Resources:
- Grant & Project Types
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Instructions
- Additional Information for Part IV,C  --- versions for (1) Foundational & Applied Science Program and (2) Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS)
- Data Management Plan Instructions & FAQs
- Application Review Criteria

AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program - Home page -- with link to RFA and application package

nifa Advice aND INFO

Data Management Plans:  Data Management Planning Services and DMPTool
Topics: Pre-application requirements; understanding the Request for Applications; logic models; data managemnet plans
Day 2: Application Review and Tips for Success
Topics: Application review process; tips for competitive grant applications
Day 3: Competitive Program Funding Opportunities
Topics: AFRI Overview; Education and Outreach; Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer ; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products;Plant Health and Production and Plant Products 
Topics: Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities; Agriculture Systems and Technology; Food Safety, Nutrition, And Health; Minority Serving Institutions 
Topics: Award Terms and Conditions; Automated Standard Application for Payments; Impact; REEport ; Project Director Transfer 

NIFA Reinforces the Agricultural Education Pipeline - program descriptions & infographic



UNH–developed USDA Proposal Development Tools and Resources

These documents are available:
  • FY23-FY24 USDA-NIFA-AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program Overview
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Biographical Sketch Instructions
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Conflict of Interest Instructions
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Data Management Plan Instructions
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Project Narrative Outline
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI Letter of Intent Outline

  • UNH Hints for Preparing the Facilities & Other Resources and Equipment Sections of USDA Proposals