Scientific Cooperation and Research


To leverage resources with domestic and international counterparts in order to advance cooperative research, education, and extension in agriculture

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended, Title XIV, Part I, Section 1458, Public Law 95-113, 7 U.S.C. 3291, Statute 91,1015
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education in the United States, including state cooperative institutions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries will be specified in the Notice of Funding Opportunities, and are generally nationals of an eligible beneficiary country.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notices of Funding Opportunity will be made available through the USDA/NIFA Center for International Programs and through the USDA ezFedGrants portal at
Award Procedure
All proposals are evaluated by technical specialists, which rate the qualifications of applicants and merits of the proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe the specific selection criteria and weighting. While this program does not fund unsolicited proposals, interested parties are welcome to submit statements of capability and expressions of interest.
How may assistance be used?
Funds under the Scientific Cooperation Research Program may be used for direct costs of conducting collaborative research projects with counterpart institutions in eligible countries. Allowable expenses include travel for research, extension, and training purposes, supplies, equipment, and indirect costs necessary to implement the research projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Participants must include a monitoring and evaluation component in the proposal, which is appropriate for the nature of the proposal.
Not applicable.
Program participants shall retain records and permit access to records for 3 years after the submission of final reports, in accordance with the requirements of 2 CFR 200.333
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Agreements are entered into with select institutions for a period of 24 months, depending on the nature of the program. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Nicola Sakhleh
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: 202-720-4228
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $493,910.00; FY 20 est $500,000.00; FY 17$240,000.00; FY 16$240,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Research projects up to 24 months. Individual projects may not exceed $50,000 of program funding.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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