FFAR Seeks Pre-Proposal Applications for 2019 Seeding Solutions Grants

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is excited to open applications for Seeding Solutions, its flagship competitive grant program. Seeding Solutions Grants are an open call for innovative research projects that support one of FFAR’s Challenge Areas.

Every year we are amazed by the breadth of Seeding Solutions proposals that creatively tackle the most pressing challenges in food and agriculture. FFAR is eager to invest in today’s pioneering ideas that have the potential to transform our food and agriculture system tomorrow. Sally Rockey, Ph.D.
Executive Director Emeritus

The Seeding Solutions Grant program emphasizes the importance of fostering unique partnerships, requiring applicants to secure matching funds from non-federal sources, including but not limited to, private sector, non-profits, commodity and trade groups, state governments and/or other groups not traditionally affiliated with the agriculture industry. FFAR is accepting pre-proposals for the 2019 Seeding Solutions funding opportunity through April 19, 2019. More information about the grant application process is available on the Seeding Solutions Grant website.

Solving food and agriculture’s most intractable problems is a primary focus for us at FFAR, but it’s only half the challenge. The other half is getting these solutions to farmers and producers who can benefit from them. The Seeding Solutions Grants are designed to both research the solutions and work with partners to develop them to scale. This twofold objective is why these projects have the potential for major impact. Sally Rockey, Ph.D.
Executive Director Emeritus

FFAR awarded nearly $8 million to innovative projects during the 2017 Seeding Solutions program, which when matched, invested $16.6 million in agricultural research and innovation.

Seeding Solutions Pre-Proposals Accepted Through April 19, 2019


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 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’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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