Research Pre-Proposals Due to AFE by June 1

Posted On 09 Feb 2014
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atmosphere-research-and-dev1ALEXANDRIA, VA: If you have a floriculture research project that needs to be funded, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) wants to help in securing funding for your project. AFE is now calling for research pre-proposal applications for 2015-2016 funding, due no later than June 1, 2014.

Research projects can last from one to three years and any reasonable but justifiable budget will be considered. For the current 2014-2015 cycle, AFE will fund more than $250,000 in research.

Be sure to peruse AFE’s full list of scientific research priorities and the research proposal general application timeline for more details.

Scientific Research Project Examples:
    • Management protocols for floriculture crops
    • Management systems for diseases of floriculture crops
    • Management systems for insects affecting floricultural crops
    • Post-harvest management systems for floriculture and plant breeding
    • Genetic engineering of floricultural crops

Final research reports from previously funded AFE projects are available free of charge, and a list of currently funded research is also available online.

The American Floral Endowment is dedicated to advancing the industry through funding floriculture research, educational grants and scholarships. More than $15 million has been funded toward research projects benefiting the entire industry, and more than $500,000 has been funded in scholarships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE visit www.endowment.org or www.fb.com/americanfloralendowment.

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