Comparative Genomics Research Program
Understanding Biological Processes Related to
Health and Disease of Agriculturally Important Animals
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking grant funding applications 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 ..."
Eligible applicants include State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; and others - NIFA anticipates having a total of $3,000,000 in available grant funds for the program.
June 6, 2018 USDA NIFA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement No. PAR-17-482
Applications Due By: October 5, 2018, February 5, 2019, and June 5, 2019
The June 11, 2018 USDA NIFA Stakeholder Bulletin is posted at
The June 6, 2018 USDA NIFA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted at
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The Request for Applications (RFA) is posted at
Questions may be directed to Lakshmi Kumar Matukumalli, Ph.D., who is with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture at 202 401 1766; email: LMatukumalli@NIFA.USDA.gov