Kansas State University was awarded a five-year extension to its cooperative agreement to serve as the management entity of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet. The Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab is now inviting concept notes on research topics, combined with human and institutional capacity building, with a specific focus on pearl millet in West Africa. Research may focus on pearl millet in Senegal and Niger and have associated activities in other West African nations subject to the limits described in this document. Project activities may be proposed from two years to four and one-half years (until July 20, 2023). Following evaluation of the concept notes, full proposals will be requested from a short-list of applicants.
Kansas NSF EPSCoR helps Kansas build its research capacity and competitiveness in science and technology. The First Award program helps early career faculty become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation by: 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals.