Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 28, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 300,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Environment
Natural Resources
Regional Development
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - As contained in Section 7204 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246 which amends Section 1672 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925)), applications may only be submitted by eligible applicants and may be a collaborative state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities. Eligible applicants are: (a) State agricultural experiment stations; (b) colleges and universities; (c) university research foundations; (d) other research institutions and organizations; (e) Federal agencies; (f) national laboratories; (g) private organizations or corporations; (h) individuals; or (i) any group consisting of two or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (a) through (h). Priority will be given to eligible institutions that carry out continuing programs funded by the Secretary.

Program Description

This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary: (i) Promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; (ii) Sustainable agricultural policies that foster economic viability for small and mid-sized farms and rural businesses, protect natural resources, and promote value-added agriculture; (iii) national leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation; (iv) Building a modern workplace with a modern workforce; and (v) Support for 21st century rural communities.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberUSDA-NIFA-WAMS-004491
Funding Opportunity TitleWomen and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Environment
Natural Resources
Regional Development
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateApril 28, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateMay 28, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 400,000
Award AmountUp to $ 300,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.318 - Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - As contained in Section 7204 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246 which amends Section 1672 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925)), applications may only be submitted by eligible applicants and may be a collaborative state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities. Eligible applicants are: (a) State agricultural experiment stations; (b) colleges and universities; (c) university research foundations; (d) other research institutions and organizations; (e) Federal agencies; (f) national laboratories; (g) private organizations or corporations; (h) individuals; or (i) any group consisting of two or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (a) through (h). Priority will be given to eligible institutions that carry out continuing programs funded by the Secretary.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteWomen and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
ContactOffice: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays

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