AFRI Foundational & Applied Science Program Application

There has been a recently released request for applications (RFA) for the AFRI Foundational & Applied Science program.  The information needed to submit an application for the agricultural biosecurity coordination network funding is provided below; the complete RFA is also attached.

Program Area Priority – for Research, Extension, and Integrated Research Proposals related to plant and animal disease.

Tactical sciences are scientific assets that protect the integrity, reliability, and sustainability of the U.S. food and agriculture system from an array of known and potential threats from pests and diseases impacting plants and animals.  Current tactical science efforts are supported and conducted by a variety of public and private organizations, and NIFA provides research, extension and education support in three broad areas:
  •  Detection and diagnostics;
  • Regulatory systems; and
  • Development and deployment of new tools and management strategies for crop and animal protection


Letter of Intent Deadline – July 24, 2018 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

Program Area Priority email address for Submission of Letter of Intent- 


Please note that the email address provided for letters of intent should only be used for that purpose.  Please direct questions to Dr. Rubella Goswami ( or Dr. Peter Johnson (