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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) (Due April 28, 2014)

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-WAMS-004491
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Business and Commerce | Community Development | Education | Employment, Labor and Training | Environment | Natural Resources | Regional Development | Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-NIFA
Closing Date: 2014-04-28
Award Ceiling: $300,000

Description: This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.
Link: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252172