USDA NIFA: Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program

The BRAG program supports the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms — such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses — arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant. The BRAG program accomplishes its purpose by providing federal regulatory agencies with scientific information relevant to regulatory issues. See the Request for Applications (RFA) for details. View the Centers of Excellence (COE) webpage to access a fact sheet on the COE designation process, including COE criteria, and a list of programs offering COE opportunities.

Posted Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Letter of Intent Due Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-BRAP-006674
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,500,000