National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States (U.S.) Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Limited Submission - 1 per institution
Purpose and Priorities
The purpose of the SPECA program is to award grants to:
1. Enhance the quality of K-14 instruction in order to help meet current and future national food and agricultural sciences workplace needs
2. Increase the number and diversity of students who will pursue and complete a 2 or 4-yeardegree in the food and agricultural sciences.
3. Promote and strengthen secondary education and 2-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system; and
4. Promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, 2-yearpostsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences in order to promote excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the food and agricultural sciences.
Internal Applications must include the following:
COVER SHEET: (1-2 pages)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (2-3 pages)
Clear and concise statement of 1) research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s); 2) what technical barriers need to be overcome to perform the research, and 3) how the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
One paragraph describing why this proposal should be OSU's submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
email to email@example.com by Monday, December 14, 2020, 5 pm (pst).