The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of approximately $6 million to support agriculturally relevant research on the symbiotic relationship between plants and other living organisms.
The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests. This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems and agriculturally relevant plants.
The deadline is September 1, 2017. See the request for applications for more information.