The Department of Agriculture ("USDA") is now accepting proposals for its Small Business Innovation Research Program ("SBIR"). SBIR has $18.5 million available to fund research projects that address important problems facing American agriculture. Research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Biofuels and biobased products;
- Air, water, and soils;
- Rural development;
- Aquaculture; and
- Animal Manure management
Individual awards can be as high as $90,000 and proposals are due September 3, 2009. For more information click here.