NIFA Announces $11 Million to Support Antimicrobial Resistance Research

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $11 million in available funding for projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health issue. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

The AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area supports integrated research, education, and extension projects that address food safety challenges. The program seeks to empower transdisciplinary teams to develop, refine, and disseminate science-based knowledge about food and agricultural management and production practices that can reduce or eliminate the risk of AMR. The RFA also supports developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of both current and future food scientists and members of the food safety workforce.

The deadline for applications is June 21, 2017.

See the request for applications for details.