The Endowment wants to help you secure funding for your floriculture research project!


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AFE is now calling for research pre-proposal applications for 2018-2019 funding, due no later than June 1st.

The primary research funding priorities are relevant to all segments of the floral industry:

  • Botrytis Control and Management
  • Thrips Control and Management
  • Postharvest Technology
  • Production Technology
  • Advanced Breeding Technology, including CRISPR

Read AFE’s full list of scientific research priorities and the general application timeline for more details.

For the current 2017-2018 cycle, the Endowment is funding nearly $325,000 in research.

Research projects can last from one to three years and any reasonable but justifiable budget will be considered.

Final research reports from previously funded AFE projects are available FREE online, and a list of currently funded research is also available.

Click here to apply and submit all supporting documents by the June 1st deadline!

Watch a video from AFE Research Coordinator Terril Nell, Ph.D., discussing the research priorities and their importance to the industry.