AFE Research Pre-Proposals Due By June 1

American Floral EndowmentIf you have a floriculture research project that needs to be funded, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) wants to help. AFE is calling for research pre-proposal applications for 2015-2016 funding. Submissions are due no later than June 1, 2014.

Research projects can last from one to three years and any reasonable — but justifiable — budget will be considered. For the current 2014-2015 cycle, AFE will fund more than $250,000 in research.

Be sure to peruse AFE’s full list of scientific research priorities and the research proposal general application timeline for more details.

Scientific Research Project Examples:
• Management protocols for floriculture crops
• Management systems for diseases of floriculture crops
• Management systems for insects affecting floriculture crops
• Postharvest management systems for floriculture and plant breeding
• Genetic engineering of floriculture crops

Final research reports from previously funded AFE projects are available free of charge, and a list of currently funded research is also available online.

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