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Capacity Grant Application Process

New FY 2019 Competitve Capacity Grants Program.  Electronic applications are due February 15, 2018 for a project start date of October 1, 2018.  Please review the FY 2019 Competitive Capacity Grants Guidelines for Proposal Development and Submission.  

Applicants are required to submit a "letter of intent to submit an application" no later than 5 pm on 1/15/18.  The LOI will be used to deternine if the objective(s) of the application is in line with the NIFA priority area and the potential review workload.   

The letter of intent must be emailed in portable document format (PDF) to The letter of intent must not exceed one page, and must contain the following:

1)  a descriptive title of the proposal,

2) the name, professional title, department, and e-mail address of the principal investigator (PI) and name, professional title, department, and institution of Co-PI and collaborating investigators (if applicable),

3)  the capacity grant type (Hatch/Hatch multi-state, McIntire-Stennis, Animal Health, Integrated, Multi-disciplinary), and duration of proposed project,

4)  NIFA priority area that is most closely addressed in the proposal (N.B. A faculty member must not submit more than one letter of intent as the PI in a given fiscal year),

5)  brief description of the proposal objective(s), and

6)  Signature of the department head.


Full Proposal Guidelines


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