Seeding Solutions

Seeding Solutions is our annual grant program that funds audacious research supporting each of our Challenge Areas. The pioneering science funded through this program convenes unique partners from across the food and agriculture sector to solve bold challenges.

Program Contact

Dr. Kathleen Boomer

Development Contact

Catherine Maxwell

Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline: March 9, 2022 at 5 pm ET

Submitting a pre-application is required.

Full Application Invitation: May 11, 2022

Full Applications Due: July 20, 2022 at 5 pm ET

Award Notification: Fall 2022

Anticipated Project Start Date: Early 2023

About Seeding Solutions

Launched in 2017, Seeding Solutions is our annual competitive grant program that supports bold research in any of our six Challenge Areas or AgMission. FFAR awards approximately 10 grants ranging between $300,000 to $1 million. Grantees must provide matching funds from non-federal partners.

We support innovative projects that address challenges in food supply and agroecosystem management through novel partnerships. Such collaborations provide opportunities to engage stakeholders as integral members of the research team and increase the likelihood of a project’s application beyond its scope.

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