The Peanut Research Foundation is soliciting research proposals for the 2021 round of funding. Following the completion of the Peanut Genome Initiative, the foundation now looks for projects that use genomic and breeding tools to find solutions for the U.S. peanut industry, particularly disease resistance (initially focusing on leafspot), aflatoxin control, drought tolerance and flavor conservation.

Ideally, at least one project will be funded in each of these priority areas, but that decision is dependent upon the quality of proposals received.  

Funding likely will be in the range of $10,000 to $100,000, but there are no strict limitations. Multi-year proposals will be accepted, but funding will be re-evaluated each year.

Due to market resistance, the foundation does not fund research leading to GMO peanut cultivars.  

Proposals must be submitted online and are due by Oct. 30. More information is available on the Peanut Research Foundation website.

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