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Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)

PGRP Solicitation Update

August 20, 2018

PGRP solicitation NSF 18-579 is now released and available for proposal submissions any day and any time. Two tracks are available: Research-PGR and Tools Resources and Technologies-PGR. Please contact PGRP Program Directors at if you have any questions.

Name Email Phone Room
Anne  W. Sylvester (703) 292-7168  E12324  
Clifford  Weil (703) 292-8712  E12317  
Eric  Lyons (703) 292-4400  C12039  
R. Kelly  Dawe (703) 292-4400  C12039  


Solicitation  18-579

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research that addresses challenging questions of biological, societal and economic importance. PGRP encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that empower a broad plant research community to answer scientific questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the scale and depth of the question being addressed and the creativity of the approach.  Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training, broadening participation, and career development are essential to scientific progress and should be integrated in all PGRP-funded projects. 

Two funding tracks are currently available:

1.  RESEARCH-PGR TRACK: Genome-scale plant research to address fundamental biological questions in biology, including economically important processes of societal importance.

2.  TRTech-PGR TRACK: Tools, resources and technology breakthroughs that further enable functional plant genomics.



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program