text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation Home National Science Foundation - Geosciences (GEO)
Earth Sciences (EAR)
design element
EAR Home
About EAR
Funding Opportunities
Awards
News
Events
Discoveries
Publications
Career Opportunities
EAR to the Ground Archive
EAR Policy on Resubmission of Declined Proposals
See Additional EAR Resources
View EAR Staff
GEO Organizations
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Earth Sciences (EAR)
Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Polar Programs (PLR)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
  Introduction
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Other Types of Proposals
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional EAR Resources
EAR Data Policy
Other Site Features
Special Reports
Research Overviews
Multimedia Gallery
Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

Email this pagePrint this page

Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)

BREAD Ideas Challenge Status Update 7/13/13

Congratulations to the 2013 BREAD Ideas Challenge Winners! Of the hundreds of entrants from around the world, thirteen competitors have been chosen as the 2013 BREAD Ideas Challenge Winners! Read the press release and see the BREAD Ideas Challenge website for more information about the winners and their prize-winning challenges, as well as updates on the upcoming EAGER competition.

Thank you again to everyone who submitted your challenges, and stay tuned for announcements throughout the summer!

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Diane  Jofuku Okamuro dbipgr@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  690N  
Wayne  Parrott dbipgr@nsf.gov (703)292-4400  690N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-533

SYNOPSIS

This program is a continuation of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) that began in FY 1998 as part of the National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI). Since the inception of the NPGI and the PGRP, there has been a tremendous increase in the availability of functional genomics tools and sequence resources for use in the study of key crop plants and their models. Proposals are welcomed that build on these resources to develop conceptually new and different ideas and strategies to address grand challenge questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale. There is also a critical need for the development of novel and creative tools to facilitate new experimental approaches or new ways of analyzing genomic data. Especially encouraged are proposals that provide strong and novel training opportunities integral to the research plan and particularly across disciplines that include, but are not limited to, plant physiology, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and engineering.

Activities in four focus areas will be supported in FY 2014: (1) Genomics-empowered plant research to tackle fundamental questions in plant sciences on a genome-wide scale; (2) Development of tools and resources for plant genome research including novel technologies and analysis tools to enable discovery; (3) Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (MCA-PGR) to increase participation of investigators trained primarily in fields other than plant genomics; and, (4) Advancing Basic Research in Economically Important Crop Plants (ABR-PG) to develop sequence resources that are critically needed to enable basic research resources in crop plants. Proposals addressing these opportunities are welcomed at all scales, from single-investigator projects through multi-investigator, multi-institution projects, commensurate with the scope and scale of the work proposed. 

The PGRP encourages proposals from investigators and institutions that have not participated in the program before.  Proposals are encouraged from early-career investigators and proposals submitted to the CAREER program (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&org=BIO) are considered by the PGRP. Early-career investigators are strongly encouraged to contact a PGRP Program Director for further guidance.

FUNDED AS PART OF THIS ACTIVITY

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development

Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (DCC-PGR)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology

RELATED URLS

PGR Staff Directory

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

PGR Reports

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology

Plant Genome Database (PlantGDB)

Plant Genomics Research Outreach Portal (PGROP)

Video: Secrets of Plant Genomes revealed

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program

BREAD Ideas Challenge Dear Colleague Letter

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF

Additional Funding Opportunities for the DBI Community

Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community

Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community

Opportunities that Highlight International Collaboration


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

News

Discoveries



Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page