FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for Seeding Solutions 2023

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is now accepting pre-proposal applications for the 2023 cycle of Seeding Solutions, a competitive grant program that supports research to solve urgent issues across our six Challenge Areas and AgMission priorities. FFAR will award a total of up to $10 million in grants through the 2023 Seeding Solutions program, with individual awards ranging from $300,000 to $1 million.

Seeding Solutions offers an exciting opportunity for researchers to tackle pressing food and agriculture challenges. We invite applications for innovative and transformative research that hone collaborative partnerships and whose research will benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Seeding Solutions grantees are required to provide matching funds from non-federal sources and identify an innovation that advances sustainable food and agriculture research within one or more of FFAR’s Challenge Areas or AgMission. Successful applications will also serve the public by making data open and accessible.

The deadline to submit pre-proposals is March 8, 2023. Full application criteria and eligibility requirements are available on the 2023 Seeding Solutions web page.

FFAR highly encourages applications from Hispanic-serving institutions, 1890s Land-Grant Institutions and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions.


Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.