Dear Colleagues and AG2PI Community Members,
A major goal of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) is to bring together agricultural scientists across disciplines to work together in addressing shared challenges in genome-to-phenome. As such, we have launched 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 data management.
The AG2PI seed grant program aims to fund around six (6) awards, each up to $20,000. Applications will be due by 5pm CST on Friday, March 19th. The anticipated start date for funded projects is May 15, 2021 and each project may be 6-12 months in duration. Further details regarding the request for proposals, application and review can be found at the AG2PI website (https://ag2pi.org).
AG2PI will be hosting a Seed Grant Conference on February 24 from 10:30am-12:30pm CST. This conference will provide an overview of the seed grant mechanism, examples of how seed grants have improved or advanced a scientific endeavor or community and will provide an opportunity to ask questions regarding the seed grants. Additionally, there will be a “teaming” event which will create the virtual space to discuss your seed grant idea with like-minded researchers with whom you may want to work. For the full conference agenda, please see the “Workshops & Activities” page of the AG2PI website.
We invite you to register for this mini-conference at https://www.ag2pi.org/workshops-and-activities/conference-2021-02-24/. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. A link to join the meeting will also be provided the day of the event on the AG2PI website. If you are unable to attend the live session, then you will be able to find a recording at ag2pi.org/, at a later date. Space IS limited, so register soon.
Feel free to share this message with colleagues at your institution. If you have any questions regarding the mini-conference or seed grants, please direct them to Nicole Scott at email@example.com.
Nicole Scott, PhD
Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
Iowa State University
1111 WOI Rd
Ames, IA 50011
office: 1077 Roy J. Carver Co-Lab