Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant

What is the aim of the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant?

The purpose of the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant program is to assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms, including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans.

Who are Eligible for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant?

Any public or private research or educational institution or organization.

How to Apply for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant?

A Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number must be obtained – A DUNS number is a unique number that identifies an organization. It has been adopted by the Federal government to help track how Federal grant money is distributed. If your organization does not have a DUNS number, call the special Dun & Bradstreet hotline at (1-866) 705-5711 to receive one free of charge.

Applicants for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant must furnish the information required in the request for applications (RFAs). Successful applicants recommended for funding must furnish the information and assurances requested during the award documentation process.

Where to apply for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants?

All RFAs are published on the Agency’s website and Grants.gov. Applicants for the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Please see the following Grants.gov link for more information: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp. An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

For more information on the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grant , contact:

USDA, NIFA, Plant and Animal Systems, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 2251, Washington , District of Columbia 20024
Phone: (202) 401-5877.
Web Site Address: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/

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