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The Crop Research Grant Program is intended to generate applied crop research that will improve agricultural product quality, quantity, and/or value.
Any Minnesota organization, research entity, individual, or business with agricultural research capability is eligible to apply and receive funding. See the RFP for more detail.
Applied crop research projects that have near term (3 to 7 years) benefits for Minnesota agriculture, its producers and associated industries are eligible for funding. Research projects must be conducted in Minnesota.
$1.7 million in funding will be allocated for the next round of funding. The maximum grant award is $250,000. Projects can last up to 3 years.
The application period is open from September 2015 to November 2015. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2015.
For instructions on how to register to apply, review this tutorial (PDF: 867 KB / 8 pages).
Request for Proposals (RFP) and application (PDF: 457 KB / 18 pages)
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All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the grant administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions received, along with the answers to those questions, will be posted on the FAQ site.
Summary of funded grant projects.
David Weinand, Program Administrator
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com