Dear AgBioData community members,


A major goal of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is to bring together agricultural scientists from multiple disciplines to work together in addressing shared challenges in genome-to-phenome research and related endeavors. As such, we provide a seed grant program to foster first steps towards the development of community solutions to research needs and opportunities, as well as gaps in physical infrastructure and the data management pipeline.


This third round of the AG2PI seed grant program aims to fund around twelve (12) awards across three levels of support: Emerging (funds up to $50,000), Enabling (up to $75,000), and Establishing (up to $100,000). Applications will be due by 11:59pm CST (UTC-6) on Tuesday, March 8th. The anticipated start date for funded projects is June 1, 2022 and each project may be 6-12 months in duration. Further details regarding the request for proposals, application and review process can be found at the AG2PI website (


AG2PI will host a Seed Grant Mini-Conference on January 19 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CST, UTC-6). This conference will provide an overview of our revised seed grant mechanism and review process, examples of projects that have been funded in previous rounds and will provide an opportunity to ask questions regarding the seed grants. We are excited to also feature a short session on best practices of team science. The conference will finish with a “teaming” event, which will provide a virtual space to discuss your seed grant idea with like-minded researchers with whom you may want to work. Registration is now open ( and additional details will be available on that webpage soon.


Feel free to share this message and opportunity with colleagues at your institution. If you have any questions regarding the mini-conference or seed grants, please direct them to Nicole Scott at


Kind regards,




Nicole Scott, PhD


Program Specialist

Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

Iowa State University

1111 WOI Rd

Ames, IA 50011


office: 1077 Roy J. Carver Co-Lab

phone: 515-294-3945



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