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Grants to USA Researchers for Projects Related to the Soybean Farming Industry in Delaware

Soybean Checkoff Research Funding Grant

GrantWatch ID# 187308
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Delaware Soybean Board (DSB)

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/22

Grant Description
Grants to USA researchers for research projects related to the soybean farming industry in Delaware. Focus areas include, but are not limited to, production, emerging markets, and technology. Funding is intended to increase crop yield; provide Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to deal with weed and pest threats to their crops; and provide Delaware soybean farmers with the information they need to access and implement best production practices to help them continue to be good stewards of the land.

Research Priority List

The Board of Directors of the Delaware Soybean Board provides the following list of interest areas as a guide for researchers interested in advancing a proposal to the Board for funding. The following items are not ranked in order of importance. Those submitting requests are not limited to this list and are encouraged to submit proposals which will have the greatest impact on soybean farming in Delaware. 

  1. Production
    • Increase Yield
      • Variety selection
      • Genetics
      • Crop Protection Products
    • Weeds/Pests
      • Deer, stink bugs, spider mites, Dectes stem borer
      • Palmer Amaranth, Mare’s Tail, Lambsquarter, Spurred anoda
    • Environment
      • Use of Early Maturing Varieties
      • Irrigation
      • Fertigation
  2. Emerging Markets
    • Unique Market Opportunities
      • Biodiesel Use/Sales Quantification
      • Export Opportunities
      • Soybean Quality
      • Specialty Variety Opportunities
      • Edible Bean Opportunities
      • Direct Marketing Opportunities
      • Crop Insurance Value Assessment
    • Technology
      • New Tech Options
      • ROI
      • How to Use


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Research must be led by a principal investigator. The grant must be presented to an organization.

The Board does not pay the Principal Investigator's Salary/Benefits.

The Board does not fund indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information
- 1st week of November: Request for proposals announced
- December 15: Full proposals due back to office
- January: Proposals to USB and Board
- January: Funding meeting
- March: Funding decision announced

Payments will be made as follows: 50% of project funding upon receipt of a fully executed Research Agreement, 30% upon receipt of a progress/interim report which is requested in August, and 20% upon receipt of an annual report.

Term of Contract
Please note that the Board can fund multi-year projects. However, multi-year projects will be reviewed every year for further funding.

Contact Information
Please submit applications to:

Danielle Bauer
Delaware Soybean Board
Executive Director

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