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-Applications Due

Pre-application open: January 25, 2023, at 12:00 pm ET

Pre-application deadline: March 8, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET

Submitting a pre-application is required.

Full Application Receipt Open: April 26, 2023, at 12:00 pm ET

Full Applications Due: June 28, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET

Award Notification: Fall 2023

Anticipated Project Start Date: Early 2024

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.

Recently Awarded Seeding Solutions Grants

FFAR Grant Promotes Sorghum Health Benefits

Awarded Amount $846,991   
Year 2022
Matching Funders Clemson University and Carolina Seed Systems, Inc.

UC Davis Receives FFAR Grant to Help Improve Vineyard Soil Health

Awarded Amount $999,003   
Year 2022
Matching Funders Jackson Family Wines

Investigating Natural Nitro-Compounds as a Viable Strategy to Reduce Enteric Methane Emission from Ruminants

Awarded Amount $455,704   
Year 2022
Matching Funders Purina Animal Nutrition

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