Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (DCC-PGR) - Supplemental Requests

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The intent of Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (DCC-PGR) awards is to support collaborative research linking US researchers with partners from developing countries to solve problems of mutual interest in agriculture, energy and the environment, while placing US and international researchers at the center of a global network of scientific excellence. 

The long-term goal of these collaborative research efforts is a greater and sustained engagement with developing countries in plant biotechnology research. In order to realize the full potential of biotechnology for the developing world, the technology must target crops grown locally in the developing countries and the traits that are most relevant to the local farmers and consumers. At the same time, proposals should meet the broad goals of the PGRP described in the current Program Solicitation. Of special interest are those research projects that build on prior PGRP investments and that tackle problems specific to crops grown in the developing world. 

A request for supplemental funding should be made under an existing PGRP award. Support can also be requested within a proposal for a new or renewal PGRP award. Proposed collaborative activities are encouraged that focus on research problems important to developing countries and that include scientist-to-scientist interactions potentially leading to long-term partnerships among participating laboratories. The exchange of ideas and people should be reciprocal and should be built on equal partnerships among U.S. scientists and scientists of developing nations. Examples of activities to be supported would include, but not be limited to:

  • joint research projects; and
  • long-term (1 year) or short-term (1-3 months) exchange visits that are reciprocal exchanges of investigators and students between the US and developing countries.
  • Collaborations should be developed that bring complementary sets of expertise to bear on problems of importance to the participants from developing countries, and that meet their identified needs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • All currently active PGRP awardees are eligible to apply for a supplement.
  • Scientists at institutions from “Developing Countries” listed in the appendix are eligible to be partners with the PGRP Principle Investigators. 
  • NSF funds may be used for:
    • Travel expenses associated with the exchange visits  
    • Salaries for the developing country partners while they are at the US host laboratories     
    • Research-related expenses such as supplies that are necessary for the developing country partners’ research in the US host laboratory    
    • Research-related expenses for the US partners to conduct research in the partner’s home laboratory in developing countries

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Ineligibility:

  • NSF funds may not be used to support research and training activities of the developing country scientists and students at their home institution.