Today, USDA-NIFA-AFRI posted a funding opportunity entitled “Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change”. This is a $5 million program. The program is to focus on “ societal challenge to adapt agroecosystems and natural resource systems to climate variability and change and implement mitigation strategies in those systems.”

To read the full RFA, go to the following URL:

In the “Search by Funding Opportunity Number:” box, put in


Please note that applications to this RFA may include “international partnerships.” Applicants must note, however, that “… any international activity proposed under AFRI such as partnerships, exchanges, training, trips, etc., must first and foremost support AFRI’s domestic program goals.” Page two of the RFA contains more details on this aspect.

Please forward this information to those interested. Note that closing date for application is 15 April 2013.

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