Organic Research & Extension Initiative Grants Due Feb 11, 2011

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) Grants Program

The OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning, especially those relating to climate change. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives. Refer to the USDA National Organic Program (http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop) for organic production standards.

Special Notation

More OREI Information

Who Is Eligible to Apply

·  1862 Land-Grant Institutions

·  1890 Land-Grant Institutions

·  1994 Land-Grant Institutions

·  For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses

·  Individuals

·  Other or Additional Information (See below)

·  Private Institutions of Higher Ed

·  State Agricultural Experiment Stations

·  State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed

More Information on Eligibility

The following entities are eligible: 1. State agricultural experiment stations; 2. colleges and universities; 3. university research foundations; 4. other research institutions and organizations; 5. Federal agencies; 6. national laboratories; 7. private organizations or corporations; 8. individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or 9. any group consisting of 2 or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).

Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: ElectronicAbstracts of Funded Projects

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