United States Department of Agriculture

International Science and Education Grants Program

The International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) supports research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching. ISE projects are expected to enhance the international content of curricula; ensure that faculty work beyond the U.S. and bring lessons learned back home; promote international research partnerships; enhance the use and application of foreign technologies in the U.S.; and strengthen the role that colleges and universities play in maintaining U.S. competitiveness.

Category: Agriculture education, food and nutrition.

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Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program

Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.

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Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

NIFA requests applications for the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to conduct undergraduate and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) scholarship programs to meet national and international needs for training food and agricultural scientists and professionals, or professionals in rural economic, community, and business development.

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