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AFE inviting floriculture research proposals


February 27, 2014
By Dave Harrison

Feb. 27, 2014, Alexandria, VA — If you have a floriculture research
project that needs to be funded, the American Floral Endowment (AFE)
wants to help in securing funding for your project.

Feb. 27, 2014, Alexandria, VA — If you have a floriculture research project that needs to be funded, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) wants to help in securing funding for your project.
 
AFE is calling for research pre-proposal applications for 2015-2016 funding, due no later than June 1 of this year.

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.

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

Research project examples:

• Management protocols for floriculture crops.

• Management systems for diseases of floriculture crops.

• Management systems for insects affecting floricultural crops.

• Post-harvest management systems for floriculture and plant breeding.

• Genetic engineering of floricultural 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.

The AFE is dedicated to advancing the industry through funding floriculture research, educational grants and scholarships.

More than $15 million has been directed toward research projects benefiting the entire industry, and more than $500,000 has been funded in scholarships designed to attract and retain future industry leaders.


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