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We bet you have questions. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about reviewing grant applications.
Our Funding & Approval process outlines how we develop research programs and fund research through those programs.
We award grants in three ways:
We welcome individuals to propose a research concept through our option to Submit Your Own Concept.
We do not work in cycles, except for our Seeding Solutions and New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award programs. These programs run annually.
No, we are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
As we are in part funded through Congress, we adhere to specific funding limitations.
Additionally, FFAR does not support organizations that have a policy of discriminating based on race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression or transition, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, whether the discrimination policies are written or are in practice. Our policy is to not provide grants to any organization that maintains such a policy.
Our Funding Limitations page outlines our policies on event sponsorship.
Every application we receive undergoes a rigorous review process, which is outlined on our Funding & Approval page.
We seek expert reviewers from academia, federal and state governments, industry, commodity groups, professional organizations and other stakeholder groups to assess research proposals in response to open opportunities. Individuals must apply to become an External Peer Reviewer.
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