March 2021 Workshop for New Investigators

On March 1-4, NIFA will be providing a webinar on Funding Opportunities for New Investigators in the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).  For more information and to register, visit:

To see all events in the AFRI series, visit: 

The webinars will also be recorded and available on the USDA NIFA YouTube channel:

 NIFA Resources for PIs

PIs can read the annual explanatory notes to learn what programs have been recommended for funding in the upcoming fiscal year, and what the priorities of these programs are. 

Information on AFRI Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants for New Investigators can be found here:

To determine the best program fit for their projects, PI can find information on previously funded projects through the NIFA Data Gateway:

Educational Resources for Large Teams

For individuals planning to develop large, multi-investigator, multi-institution projects, strategies for leading transdisciplinary projects can be found here:

  • A locally-saved copy of these resources has been archived here.

NIFA Insect and Plant programs

Information and contact information for NIFA's insect and plant regulated programs can be found here: FY 2021 Plant Related Programs (PDF).

Other Resources

USDA NIFA's YouTube Page:

NIFA Newsroom: