Funding Opportunities

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research Announces Request for Concept Notes: Area of Inquiry 1

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will be funding projects in the following three Areas of Inquiry (AOI):

  • AOI-1  Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes
  • AOI-2  Integration of legumes within local and regional market systems
  • AOI-3  Analysis of sociocultural and/or economic motivators or barriers to legume utilization at various stages and scales within production and market systems

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is currently requesting concept notes for Area of Inquiry 1 – Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes.

Deadline: Concept notes are due May 20, 2019 5pm EDT in the U.S. (GMT/UTC -4 hours)

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR CONCEPT NOTES: May 27!

The Legume Systems Innovation Lab is extending the Request for Concept Notes for Area of Inquiry 1: Integration of legumes into sustainable smallholder farming systems and agricultural landscapes.  Proposals must be submitted on the Piestar RFx website by May 27, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in the U.S. (GMT/UTC -4 hours).

Researchers who already submitted a proposal may update their proposals until the new due date.

Please visit the submission website on Piestar for more information. The recorded informational webinar is available on the Legume Systems Innovation Lab’s website and the updated Frequently Asked Questions document has been posted to the Piestar site. The Legume Systems Innovation Lab will be able to respond to additional questions submitted by May 24, at 11:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in the U.S. (GMT/UTC -4 hours). Submit questions by clicking on the Contact Manager link on the Piestar site or by emailing the Legume Systems Innovation Lab .

Budget: Maximum per project funding of U.S. $775,000

Project Award Period: Approximately 47 months ending by July 23, 2023

For more information on this competitive grant opportunity, including eligibility requirements and submission, visit the Request for Concept Notes submission page on Piestar.

An informational webinar was held on April 16, 2019 to address any questions regarding this opportunity. A video recording of this webinar is available by visiting our Webinar page. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was also developed. To view, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on Piestar.

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Calls for concept notes for AOI2 and AOI3 will be forthcoming.