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Policy Research Centers Grant Program

Post Date

January 5th 2012

Application Due Date

February 13th 2012

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)


Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce
Food and Nutrition
Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Categories


Applications may be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, corporations, and individuals (7 U.S.C. 3155).


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $450000 - $960000

Grant Description

A Policy Research Center (PRC) is defined to have the analytical capacity to either perform policy analysis across multiple sets of public policy issues or have a specialized capacity in a single policy area. A center may reside in a single institution or be a collaborative effort across multiple institutions. These centers will conduct research and education programs that are objective, operationally independent, and external to the Federal Government and that concern the effect of public policies and trade agreements on the following areas: (1) The farm and agricultural sectors (including commodities, livestock, dairy, and specialty crops); (2) the environment; (3) rural families, households, and economies; and (4) consumers, food, and nutrition.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Agriculture

  • Office:

    National Institute of Food and Agriculture

  • Agency Contact:

    NIFA Help Desk
    Phone: 202-401-5048
    Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

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