CRDF Global and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MES) are currently accepting proposals from joint teams of U.S. and Ukrainian researchers for the 2017 U.S.-Ukraine Agricultural Research Competition. This competition is co-sponsored by CRDF Global, utilizing funding provided by the U.S. Department of State, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and by the MES of Ukraine.
The collaboration will address two topics:
- Sustainable Farming Practices – including soil and water management to prevent environmental degradation from industrial farming or enhance crop resiliency to changing environmental factors
- Agricultural Biotechnology – including genetic engineering, molecular markers and diagnostics, and plant tissue culture among other agritech topics that may improve crop productivity while contributing to the environmental sustainability of agricultural land
This is a 12-month project with a total budget of $107,000, with a sub-award of $50,000 to the US. Please note the abstract deadline of July 14 and the proposal deadline of July 31. Please contact CALS International Programs for additional information.