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Directorate for Biological Sciences


Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development  (BREAD)


BREAD Program Update

The BREAD Program is currently not available to receive applications. The future of the BREAD program is currently under discussion and information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.


CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Diane Jofuku  Okamuro BREAD-WG@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  685N  
Anne  W. Sylvester BREAD-WG@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  675.01N  
Timothy  Nelson BREAD-WG@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  685N  
Thomas  Okita BREAD-WG@nsf.gov (703)292-4400   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  15-538

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Current but no Longer Receiving Proposals


SYNOPSIS

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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