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Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000,000

Anticipated deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Faculty Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States


NOTE: The PGRP solicitation NSF 16-614; is currently under revision, with the expected release of a new solicitation in mid to late summer. The current solicitation will not accept applications after June 8, 2018. The revised PGRP solicitation will begin accepting proposals on a rolling deadline as soon as it is released. The revised solicitation will accommodate research topics consistent with the current solicitation, so there is no need to rush to submit proposals. 

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research in plant genomics that addresses challenging questions of biological importance and of relevance to society. The Program encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that push the boundaries of research capabilities and permit the community to answer seemingly intractable and pressing questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the creativity of the approach and the scale and depth of the question being addressed. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training and career advancement in plant genomics is featured as an essential element of scientific progress. The PGRP continues to focus on plants of economic importance and biological processes and interactions that will have broad impact on the scientific research community and society in general.

Four funding opportunities are currently available:

  • Genome-scale plant research and/or tool development to address fundamental biological questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale (RESEARCH-PGR);
  • Plant Transformation Challenge Grants to overcome constraints in plant transformation through breakthrough discoveries (TRANSFORM-PGR);
  • Data Mining Challenge Grants to mine, reuse and unleash new information from available large-scale datasets (MINE-PGR);
  • Career Advancement to build new careers in plant genomics as early career awards (ECA-PGR) or mid-career awards (MCA-PGR).

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