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Comparative Genomics Research Program

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is participating, effective immediately, in PAR-17-482 "Comparative Genomics Research Program". NIFA invites application for research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes. NIFA will support studies that enable the use of a diverse array of species to advance our ability to improve genome annotations that complements Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FANNG) efforts or understand basic biological processes related to health and disease of agriculturally important animals, as well as studies that develop novel analytical tools and resources for the comparative genomics research community.

Who is eligible to apply: 

Award grants may be made to State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; or any group consisting of two or more of the aforementioned entities. Applications from scientists at non-U.S. organizations will not be accepted.

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Funding Opportunities


Funding at NIH - Grants.gov
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NIH Weekly Funding Opportunities
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Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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USDA/NIFA Funding Opportunities
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These RFAs invite research grant applications to examine the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; and the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.