Award Ceiling: 
Posted Date: 
August 13, 2020
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
February 24, 2021
NIFA will competitively award research grants to support biotechnology regulation, thereby helping to address concerns about the effects genetically engineered (GE) organisms introduced into the environment and helping regulators develop policies regarding such introduction. The BRAG program also encourages proposals seeking partnership with or involvement of international entities where appropriate and domestically beneficial. Program Areas: Management Practices to Minimize Environmental Risk of GE Organisms; Methods to Monitor and Understand the Dispersal of GE Organisms; Gene Transfer between Genetically Engineered Animals, Plants, and Microorganisms and Related Wild and Agricultural Organisms; Environmental effects of GE relative to Non-GE Organisms in the Context of Production Systems; Other