Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service June 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program-Revisions to Administrative Provisions
Document Number: E6-8704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) proposes to update and make technical corrections to the administrative provisions for the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP). In addition, CSREES proposes substantive revisions to 7 CFR 3411.3(d), the ``Eligibility requirements'' for NRICGP Postdoctoral Fellowships, New Investigator Awards, and Strengthening Awards, and to 7 CFR 3411.4(c)(8), Agency instructions to applicants preparing project budgets for NRICGP conference grants and postdoctoral fellowships. CSREES anticipates the proposed changes to the eligibility requirements would increase the impact of the Agricultural Research Enhancement Awards, while the proposed changes to the budget instructions would facilitate additional conference and postdoctoral fellowship awards.