The Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, Research to Support the Development of Alternatives to Antimicrobials for Use in Food-producing Animals supports studies that identify the most common drivers for antimicrobial use in animal agriculture and identify potential alternatives to antimicrobials that may reduce the need for antimicrobial use.

The Department of Energy’s, Genomics-Enabled Plant Biology for Determination of Gene Function solicitation seeks applications that employ systems biology and high throughput approaches to elucidate and validate the functional roles of genes, gene families, and associated pathways related to physiological and metabolic processes such as CO2 sequestration and belowground storage; nutrient and water use efficiency; tolerance and/or resistance to abiotic stresses; and metabolism of oils and fatty acids for biofuels and bioproducts.