FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for 2022 Seeding Solutions Program



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The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is now accepting pre-proposal applications for the 2022 cycle of Seeding Solutions, an annual competitive grant program that supports research to solve urgent issues in any of FFAR’s six Challenge Areas. This year, in addition to accepting pre-proposal applications that align with the Challenge Areas, the Foundation is also seeking applications for AgMission, an unprecedented initiative mobilizing farmers, ranchers, scientists, data providers, stakeholders and funders to develop and implement scalable climate-smart solutions.

Through the 2022 Seeding Solutions program, FFAR is awarding approximately $10 million in grants. Individual awards will range from $300,000 to $1 million for approximately ten awards.

Seeding Solutions grantees are required to provide matching funds from non-federal sources and identify an innovation that advances sustainable food and agriculture research within one of  FFAR’s six Challenge Areas or AgMission. Successful applications will demonstrate commitment to cross-sector partnerships and serve the public by making data open and accessible.

The deadline to submit pre-proposals is March 9, 2021. Full application criteria and eligibility requirements are available on the 2022 Seeding Solutions Open Opportunity web page.

FFAR welcomes applications from all domestic and international higher education institutions, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and US government-affiliated research agencies.

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Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement USDA’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.

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