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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs



Agricultural Volunteer Opportunity Project (AVOP)

Small Grants Program



Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:  Entities eligible to receive U.S. federal grant awards under this RFA include: non-profit

organizations, for-profit firms, cooperatives, colleges and universities.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  The F2F Program goal is to generate sustainable, broad -based economic growth in the

agricultural sector through voluntary technical assistance. A secondary goal is to increase the U.S. public’s understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs. F2F introduces innovation and develops local capacity for more productive, profitable, sustainable and equitable agricultural systems while providing opportunity for people -to-people interaction in agricultural development activities. Programs build institutions and transfer technology and management expertise to link small farmers with markets that exploit comparative advantages in production, processing and marketing. Activities are varied and conform to country needs and strategic objectives. Specific F2F projects align with or support USAID Mission strategies and objectives or those of other USG programs in a given country.


Applicants responding to this RFA should propose projects that focus on one or more of the four main objectives of F2F:

  •  Increase agricultural sector productivity and profitability;
  •  Improve conservation and sustainable use of environmental and natural resources;
  •  Expand agricultural sector access to financial services
  •  Strengthen agricultural sector institutions; and/or


Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how their concept papers and proposals tie into larger

US Government development strategies, including but not limited to those listed below:

  •  Feed the Future Initiative (FTF)
  •  USAID Country Strategies
  •  USAID Agriculture Strategy
  •  The U.S. Farm Bill




September 14, 2018

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

September 21, 2018

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch (per PI), and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.

If you have any questions, please contact:  or 979.862.2233.


October 5, 2018

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 26, 2018

Sponsor deadline for the Concept Papers.



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.