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USDA-NRICGP Funding Categories For FY2000
  • Natural Resources & Environment
    • Plant Responses to the Environment 23 proposals totalling $3,452,000
    • Ecosystem Science 22 proposals totalling $4,482,000
    • Watershed Processes and Water Resources 19 proposals totalling $4,118,500
    • Soils and Soil Biology 21 $4,074,500
    • Totals 85 proposals totalling $16,127,000
  • Nutrition, Food Safety & Health
    • Improving Human Nutrition for Optimal Health 30 proposals totalling $5,110,746
    • Food Safety 24 proposals totalling $4,715,611
    • Epidemiological Approaches to Food Safety 5 proposals totalling $4,056,374
    • Totals 59 proposals totalling $13,882,731
  • Animals
    • Animal Reproductive Efficiency 28 proposals totalling $4,259,974
    • Animal Health and Well-Being 63 proposals totalling $12,347,515
    • Animal Genome and Genetic Mechanisms 19 proposals totalling $5,614,480
    • Animal Growth, Development, and Nutrient Utilization 23 proposals totalling $3,707,974
    • Totals 133 proposals totalling $25,929,943
  • Pest Biology and Management
    • Entomology and Nematology 39 proposals totalling $6,430,000
    • Biology of Plant-Microbe Associations 28 proposals totalling $3,830,990
    • Biologically Based Pest Management 16 proposals totalling $2,502,000
    • Biology of Weedy and Invasive Plants 19 proposals totalling $3,029,366
    • Totals 102 proposals totalling $15,792,356
  • Plants
    • Plant Genome 24 proposals totalling $4,692,075
    • Plant Genetic Mechanisms 28 proposals totalling $4,479,704
    • Plant Growth and Development 37 proposals totalling $4,562,220
    • Agricultural Plant Biochemistry 26 proposals totalling $3,589,800
    • Totals 115 proposals totalling $17,323,799
  • Markets, Trade & Rural Development
    • Markets and Trade 23 proposals totalling $2,217,000
    • Rural Development 17 proposals totalling $1,695,500
    • Totals 40 proposals totalling $3,912,500
  • Enhancing Value and Use of Agricultural and Forest Products
    • Food Characterization/Process/Product Research 26 proposals totalling $3,820,680
    • Non-Food Characterization/Process/Product Research 19 proposals totalling $2,610,632
    • Improved Utilization of Wood and Wood Fiber 21 proposals totalling $2,532,172
    • Totals 66 proposals totalling $8,963,484
  • Crosscutting and Inter-Agency Programs
    • Agricultural Systems 8 proposals totalling $2,417,144
    • Strengthening Programs 71 proposals totalling $3,377,145
    • Metabolic Engineering Program-Interagency 2 proposals totalling $400,001
    • U.S. Rice Genome Project - Interagency 2 proposals totalling $2,000,000
    • Totals 83 proposals totalling $8,194,290
  • Awards to Be Determined $1,354,679
  • Grand Total 683 proposals totalling $111,480,782

USDA-NRICGP Funding Categories For FY2001

  • Natural Resources and the Environment: $16.3M
  • Nutrition, Food Quality, and Health: $16.7M
  • Plant Systems: $32.3M
  • Animal Systems: $22.9M
  • Markets, Trade, and Policy: $3.6M
  • New Products and Processes: $6.5M

Anticipated USDA-NRICGP Funding Categories For FY2002

  • Natural Resources and the Environment: $16.3M
  • Nutrition, Food Quality, and Health: $16.7M
  • Plant Systems: $32.3M
  • Animal Systems: $22.9M
  • Markets, Trade, and Policy: $3.6M
  • New Products and Processes: $6.5M

No less than 10% of available funds should be used for Agricultural Research Enhancement Awards [excluding New Investigator Awards].

No more than 2% will be made available for equipment grants.

No less than 30% of funds will be made available for grants for research to be conducted by multi-disciplinary teams.

No less than 40% of funds will be made available for mission-linked research [this has increased from 20% in FY96].

Maximum indirect costs (overhead) allowed = 19%.

For research addressing biological issues, agriculturally important organism(s) should be used to accomplish the research objectives. The use of other organisms as experimental model systems MUST be justified relative to the goals of the appropriate research program areas and to the long-term objectives of the USDA.

The purpose of the NRI is to support high priority fundamental and mission-linked research of importance in the biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences relevant to agriculture, food, and the environment. For this purpose, the following definitions apply:

  • Fundamental Research: Research that tests scientific hypotheses and provides basic knowledge which allows advances in applied research and from which major conceptual breakthroughs are expected to occur.
  • Mission-linked Research: Research on specifically identified agricultural problems which, through a continuum of efforts, provides information and technology that may be transferred to users and may relate to a product, practice, or process.
  • Multidisciplinary Research: Research in which investigators from two or more disciplines are collaborating closely. These collaborations, where appropriate, may integrate the biological, physical, chemical or social sciences.

Because of the complexity of many agricultural problems, research on those problems is often best accomplished using a multidisciplinary approach. The NRI recognizes the need for this approach and encourages multidisciplinary research.

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Last Update: 01/07/08