FFAR Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research ROAR (SFS)
Date: December 31, 2020
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Sponsor: Contracts and Grants
Funding Opportunity Number: Not applicable
Funding Organization's Deadline: Ongoing basis
Discipline/Subject Area: food supply or agricultural systems
ANR Priority Area(s): SFS
Funding Available($): 150,000
Description: The Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) purpose is to quickly disburse funds for research and extension in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply caused by agricultural pests and pathogens. ROAR enhances our capacity to mitigate, contain and prevent outbreaks. Research funded through ROAR is short term and focused on deploying diagnostics, instituting monitoring protocols, and developing prevention and mitigation strategies that will be applied quickly through extension or other outreach methods. ROAR leverages private funding from commodity groups, industry and non-governmental organizations by providing matching funds from FFAR for approved projects.
ROAR is structured around self-organized consortia consisting of researchers, extension agents, institutions, commodity and industry representatives, diagnostic laboratories, and relevant state and local government representatives. These consortia 1) provide a network of experts to set research priorities, 2) determine the most qualified teams to complete the work, 3) administer funding, 4) track progress and 5) manage communication around research progress and outcomes.
Funding up to $150,000 may be made available to support development of diagnostic tools, outreach, research and other efforts to mitigate, contain or prevent a pest or pathogen outbreak. The funding amount will be determined by several criteria including the pathogenicity, geographic range, number of animals/plants impacted, economic impact and likelihood of an outbreak to occur. Funding is contingent upon the consortium providing 1:1 matching fund. FFAR can match consortium funds if they are categorized as cash, in-kind specific to a line item in the application budget or parallel funding. The amount accepted from each category is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
A consortium may only apply for funding to address one pest/pathogen issue per year.
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.