Competitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research


The U.S. Department of AgricultureÂ’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) invites proposals for a competitive grant to establish and fund a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research. The USDA Center will facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral and experimental economics theory and practice to the provision of ecosystem services from the NationÂ’s agricultural lands. The USDA center will be expected to (1) establish an innovative behavioral and experimental economics research program related to the design and implementation of policies and programs that provide ecosystem services; (2) broaden the network of social scientists participating in policy-relevant behavioral and experimental economics research on agricultural ecosystem services, policies, and programs; and (3) disseminate information obtained via its research program to USDA and other Federal program agencies, along with other researchers and the general public. We anticipate that up to $750,000 will be available in fiscal year 2014 (ending September 30) to support this activity over the next 3 years. Additional funds may be awarded in subsequent years, subject to availability of funds and the performance of the USDA Center. The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m., July 7, 2014.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/06/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Economic Research Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Proposals submitted by non-United States institutions will not be considered.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Daniel Hellerstein
Leader, CBEAR
Phone 202-694-5613

Alternative contact:
Craig Osteen
phone: 202-694-5547
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $750,000.00


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