Selected Funding Opportunities

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

USAID APS for Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation
The U.S. Agency for International Development has released the Annual Program Statement (APS) Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation. USAID will support exploration of ways in which innovative technologies, data, and methods can help to better understand the food security and development problems that Feed the Future seeks to solve, specifically in terms of measurement and analysis objectives. Multiple awards of up to $1 million each are anticipated. Questions can be submitted until Oct. 27. Concept papers are due Dec. 1. More:  

Reminder: Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop Nov. 8
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will host the workshop, “Writing Winning Grant Proposals,” on Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union Sun Room from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students are welcome to attend. The $80 registration fee includes the workbook. Attendees must have the permission of their department chairs or other authorizing personnel before registering. CALS will reimburse departments for the registration fee for each new tenure-eligible and new adjunct faculty member whose tenure home/primary appointment is in CALS and who joined the college between fall semester 2015 and fall semester 2017. More:  

Upcoming FFAR Convening Events
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has posted a schedule for nine convening events that will occur between Oct. 23 and Dec. 4. Topics include novel and ancient crops, priorities and opportunities for antibiotic research, crops in controlled environments, and sustainable livestock production, among others. More:  

Nov. 1, Feb. 1 (initial inquiry): The McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Grant Program; contact ISU Foundation to express interest ( More:  

Nov. 15: Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife/Exotic Studies Grants for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training, and Pilot Studies; contact the ISU Foundation to express interest ( More:

Dec. 4: U.S. EPA FY 2017 and FY 2018 Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water; 10% minimum non-federal cost-share/match. More:

Dec. 15: Organic Farming Research Foundation 2018 Research Grants; $20,000, contact ISU Foundation to express interest ( More:  

Jan. 22: U.S. Forest Service 2018 Wood Innovations Program. More: