Competitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Program Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) invites proposals for a competitive grant to establish and fund a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research. The USDA Center will facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral and experimental economics theory and practice to the provision of ecosystem services from the Nation's agricultural lands. The USDA center will be expected to (1) establish an innovative behavioral and experimental economics research program related to the design and implementation of policies and programs that provide ecosystem services; (2) broaden the network of social scientists participating in policy-relevant behavioral and experimental economics research on agricultural ecosystem services, policies, and programs; and (3) disseminate information obtained via its research program to USDA and other Federal program agencies, along with other researchers and the general public. We anticipate that up to $750,000 will be available in fiscal year 2014 (ending September 30) to support this activity over the next 3 years. Additional funds may be awarded in subsequent years, subject to availability of funds and the performance of the USDA Center. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m., July 7, 2014.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberCBEAR-2014
Funding Opportunity TitleCompetitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Environment
Natural Resources
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 21, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateAugust 6, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 750,000
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.250 - Agricultural and Rural Economic Research, Cooperative Agreements and Collaborations

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteDownload announcement from ERS website
ContactOffice: Economic Research Service
Daniel Hellerstein
Leader, CBEAR
Phone 202-694-5613

Alternative contact:
Craig Osteen
phone: 202-694-5547
email: costeen@ers.usda.gov
email, CBEAR

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