Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR)

Due to high interest, we are pleased to announce additional opportunities to participate in
the Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program. FFAR recognizes that research, planning, coordination and outreach prior to and at the time of an outbreak are critical to preventing or mitigating the spread of agricultural pests and pathogens. Therefore, we encourage consortia to submit proposals describing how they will use ROAR funds to develop, validate and deploy diagnostics, and implement monitoring, prevention and mitigation strategies that will be applied through extension or other outreach methods. Research funded through ROAR is short term (1 year) and requires that consortia identify matching funds from commodity groups, industry, state or non-governmental organizations.

How it Works: Two Ways to Participate
Prior to an Outbreak
Funding up to $150,000 may be made available to support development of diagnostic tools, outreach, research and other efforts to mitigate, contain or prevent a pest or pathogen outbreak. The funding amount will be determined by several criteria including the pathogenicity, geographic range, number of animals/plants impacted, economic impact and likelihood of an outbreak to occur. Funding is contingent upon the consortium providing 1:1 matching funds.

At the Time of an Outbreak
If a consortium has not received funding prior to an outbreak, they are encouraged to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with FFAR. In the event of an outbreak and upon submission of a brief proposal, FFAR will use reasonable efforts to review the proposal within one week of submission and render a decision to fund or not fund the proposal up to $150,000. If awarded, FFAR will use reasonable efforts to disburse the funding within 48 hours.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

April 5 Webinar
Join our upcoming ROAR 2017 Webinar on Wednesday, April 5 at p.m. ET for a short how-to on ROAR participation and an open Q&A session. Register


Please contact:
Dr. Tim Kurt, Scientific Program Director:
tkurt@foundationfar.org | 202.816.1884

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