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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • National Laboratories
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

  • Agriculture
  • Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy


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Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI’s Education and Workforce Development program areas to support:

1. professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals;

2. non-formal education that cultivates food and agricultural interest in youth;

3. workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges;

4. training of undergraduate students in research and extension;

5. fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars.

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Funding Details

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Grant - match required
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