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FY 2020 Request for Research and Education Proposals

Grants to North Dakota Individuals for Research Projects
Focused on the Northern Corn Industry

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC)

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Grants to North Dakota individuals for research and education programs that increase profit, production, and market opportunities for the northern corn industry. Priority is given to proposals that focus on research and information that addresses production problems or opportunities, efficiency gain in current markets, new product development, and value-added projects.

North Dakota Corn Strategic Plan Priorities:
-Increasing the utilization of Corn, Corn Ethanol, and Distiller Grain Resources.
-Developing environmentally sound practices that enhance producer profitability.
-Educating producers: hybrid selection, soil fertility and crop nutrient use, pest management, rotations, tillage, conservation, economic evaluations of cropping systems, marketing, and risk management.
-Projects and research that address the odor and environmental issues related to confined animal feeding operations.
-Identity preserved: hybrid selection, handling, marketing for Food and Pharmaceutical industry.
-Staying informed and research on availability, quality, or marketing of DDGs to the livestock industry.
-Projects that focus on increasing viability of animal agriculture in North Dakota.
-Developing alternative uses for corn and corn co-products and markets for those products.
-Projects that promote Student Innovation to increase production and demand for North Dakota corn

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184560

Term of Contract:

The North Dakota Corn Council prefers to fund one-year projects, with a dedication to see the project through if possible, but will consider funding multi-year projects. However, funds will be dispersed for only one fiscal year, with projects reviewed for subsequent funding on an annual basis.

The Foundation's fiscal year ends on June 30th.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual researchers and educators are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals will be due in electronic format on November 16, 2018.

A preliminary proposal is required for both continuation and new projects. Proposals selected for further consideration will receive a request for a presentation by the researchers to be made to the North Dakota Corn Council Research Summit on December 4, 2018.

Funding will be provided on a cost reimbursement basis only.

Researchers who receive funding are expected to provide Corn Talk newsletter articles on their projects that demonstrate how they are benefiting corn farmers who contribute to the corn check-off.

Request for Proposals Timeline:
-September 28, 2018: Requests for research proposals sent to researchers
-November 16, 2018: Proposals due in electronic format
-November 16, 2018: SBARE (State Board of Agricultural Research) matching funding proposal deadline
-November 31, 2018: If using a Powerpoint, due in preparation for the Research Summit
-December 4, 2018: Researchers will be invited to present proposals at the Research Summit; Corn Board ranks and approves Research Committee findings
-December 21, 2018: Funded proposals receive notification
-July 1, 2019: Funding available for fiscal year projects July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email proposals to:

North Dakota Corn Growers Association
4852 Rocking Horse Circle S.
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: 701-566-9322
Fax: 701-354-4910

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota