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Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers (PD-STEP) - AFRI ELI Grant Program

Limited Submission Announcement

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Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Request must not exceed $150,000 total per project (including indirect costs) for project periods of up to 3 years.

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline(s):

June 28, 2017 | 4:00 PM CT 


Any single institution may submit a maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.

PD-STEP proposals should provide immersive learning experiences for secondary school teachers/educational professionals to create and replicate best practices to improve student success outcomes within the food, agricultural, natural resources, and human sciences.



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