2021 Soil Science Collaborative Research Funding Announcement

Notification of Funding Opportunities

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – 2021 Soil Science Collaborative Research Funding Announcement

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-SOILS-21-NOFO0001107

Application Deadline – 11:59 PM EDT, 15 June 2021

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements for the purposes of:

  • Promoting research collaboration between the NRCS Soil and Plant Science Division (SPSD) and university cooperators on significant national issues;
  • Providing technology transfer and training for NRCS staff;
  • Assisting in training of students in soil science and related fields.

NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be up to $1,000,000.00. Proposals are requested for competitive consideration of awards for projects 2-3 years in duration. Proposals must be for projects based in the United States and its territories and possessions and focus on the priorities described in Section A of this notice.

Eligibility is limited to institutions of higher education in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network.

Detailed instructions are available on Grants.gov at the following link: