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NIFA supports research, educational, and extension efforts in a wide range of scientific fields related to agricultural and behavioral sciences.
The lifecycle of grants and cooperative agreements consists of four phases: Pre-Award, Award, Post-Award, and Close Out.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is committed to serving its stakeholders, Congress, and the public by using new technologies to advance greater openness.
The Data Gateway enables users to find funding data, metrics, and information about research, education, and extension projects that have received grant awards from NIFA.
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In this webinar, Dr. Pete Ziegler will discuss the Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS). FAEIS is a federally mandated survey that compiles nationwide higher education data for the life, food, veterinary, human, natural resource, and agricultural sciences.
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The National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recruits a diverse group of talented, creative, motivated professionals who are invested in shaping the future of food and agricultural science. 
Intensive hiring efforts are currently underway at NIFA to recruit highly qualified candidates for vacant positions. We are conducting a nationwide search to find people who will be dedicated to helping us fulfill our mission.
NIFA has career opportunities in a variety of scientific disciplines covering engineering, food science, forestry, education, animal and crop sciences, and many other agriculture-related disciplines. We employ specialists, grants management specialists, accountants, budget analysts, communications professionals, administrative professionals, and other career fields.
Current NIFA job openings are listed on USAJobs. In many cases, multiple positions are being filled under a single vacancy announcement. The number of vacancies is indicated on each USAJobs vacancy announcement under the Location section. Check back frequently as we continue to announce new career opportunities.
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For questions about different positions at NIFA, please look at the FAQs pages from the 2020 Career Expo.
Students and recent graduates may join NIFA through the OneUSDA Internship Program Specific job opportunities vary by office. Specific job opportunities vary by office. Visit for more information.
Explore USDA scholarship opportunities in a variety of professional and scientific fields.
A quick reference guide, information for Veterans and employees with disabilities, and other resources can be found on the USDA Office of Human Resources Management Recruitment Management web page.
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