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.
|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|
|Carlos E. Vallejos||BREAD-WG@nsf.gov||(703) 292-4400||685N|
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 DATESCurrent but no Longer Receiving Proposals
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.
Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (Dear Colleague Letter) (NSF 04-563)
National Science Foundation Announces Partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Foster Sustainable Agricultural Solutions Around the World (PR 09-053)
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) (NSF 10-589)
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) (NSF 09-566)
BREAD Ideas Challenge Dear Colleague Letter
Frequently Asked Questions: Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
National Plant Genome Initiative Five Year Plan (2009-2013)
NSF Provides $20 Million to Support 15 Projects Through BREAD Program
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (National Academy of Science, 2009)
IFDC - An International Center for Soil Fertility & Agricultural Development
InterAcademy Council - Publications
International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008 (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2008)
United Nations Millennium Development Goals
World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development (World Bank, 2007)