FUNDING OPPORTUNITY USDA-NIFA Foundational and Applied Science Program

USDA-NIFA Foundational and Applied Science Program

Program AREA Priority A1102

Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems


In 2016, the AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program initiated a new competitive Program Area Priority (PAP) A1102 focusing on fundamental research in agricultural production systems. This program area priority supports research to advance our knowledge of agricultural production systems, including croplands, rangelands, and managed forests across the rural urban continuum from conventional/organic open-fields to protected built environments, using experimental manipulations of system components, technological interventions, system analyses, and modeling including agroecological approaches.

A full description of the A1102 PAP can be found on page 7-9 of the 2018 AFRI Foundational and Applied Science RFA, which is available at

In 2018, Standard, Conference, and FASE proposals (Strengthening Standard, New Investigator, Strengthening Conference, Seed, Equipment, and Sabbatical) are welcome.

Abstracts of previously funded projects are available at: A1102 2016 and 2017 Awards.

Application Deadline is August 9, 2018 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)


For more information on the program contact us at:

Mathieu Ngouajio (202) 401-4895 or

Robert Nowierski (202) 401-4900 or

Vanessa Lester (202) 401-6466 or



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