NSF 15-538 Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)

If you are interested in submitting a NSF 15-538 Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) proposal, send your proposal to NSF by April 27, 2015.

  • Institutional┬áLimit: There are no restrictions or limits per organization. An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation..
  • Full Proposal┬áDeadline: April 27, 2015

The Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program was established in 2009 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) program supported in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The goal of BREAD is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. Proposals submitted to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world.
In FY 2015, activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops (PHENO), and (2) Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries (ABRDC) to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture.
As in past competitions, proposals are expected to address project outcomes in the context of broader societal impacts, and as appropriate to the research proposed, engage international partners in scientific collaborations.

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