Program Number: 40888
Title: Feed the Future Biotechnology
Partnership Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development SYNOPSIS: Over the past decade, USAID has funded a consortium of institutions in Asia and Africa under the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Program to use modern biotechnology, particularly genetic engineering, to develop products to address major production constraints for which conventional plant breeding tools have been ineffective. The work has included development of disease and nematode resistant banana, fruit and shoot borer resistant eggplant (Bt Eggplant), and late blight resistant potato (LBR Potato). The Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership, for which applications are requested by this RFA, will lead and manage a product development and capacity-building program supporting development of late blight resistant potato in Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia, as well as fruit and stem borer resistant eggplant in Bangladesh, India and the Philippines. The Program Description set forth in Section I of this RFA includes project management, oversight and technical support to public & private sector partners for all phases of the product development cycle, as relevant for the particular crop/country, including event selection, confined field trials, regulatory biosafety data collection and dossier preparation/submission, commercial launch and stewardship.
Established Date: 05/27/2014
Follow-Up Date: 05/01/2015
Review Date: 07/02/2014
Contact: Franklin Cooper,
Contract Specialist Address: U.S.A.
Web Site: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255898 Tel: Fax:
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
DEADLINE NOTE The deadline for submitting questions is June 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST (Washington, DC local time). The deadline for submitting applications is August 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST (Washington, DC local time).
Award Type(s): General
Project Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: Any/No Restrictions
Locations Tenable: Asian Institution Indian Institution
Appl Type(s): Colleges/Universities For-Profit Non-Profit Research Institutions/Organizations
Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0
Duration: 5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No Sponsor
Type: NONE Geo.
Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS
OBJECTIVES: The activities under the Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership will include, but are not necessarily limited to: — Support to public sector partners in Bangladesh,India, and Indonesia on product development and obtaining regulatory approval for Late Blight Resistant Potato, including proof of concept, event selection, molecular breeding, regulatory dossier development, commercialization, and stewardship; — Support to public sectorpartners in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India on development of a two-gene Late Blight Resistant Potato product, to include transformation, proof of concept, event selection, molecular breeding, regulatory dossier development, commercialization, and stewardship; — Support to public sector partners in the Philippines on obtaining regulatory approval, and in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India on commercial release and stewardship, of Bt Eggplant; and — Support to public sector partners in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India on development of a two-gene Bt Eggplant product, to include transformation, proof of concept, event selection, molecular breeding, regulatory dossier development, commercialization, and stewardship.
ELIGIBILITY Eligible applicants are all types of US or non-US for-profit and non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including colleges and universities, and Public International Organization (PIOs). Individuals are not eligible. FUNDING Subject to availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately $10,000,000 in total USAID funding to be allocated over the 5 year period. The cooperative agreement is expected to be made between August and September 2014. Cost-sharing (matching) is not required under this RFA, but is encouraged. Source: Grants.gov (05/23/14, 06/30/14).