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Research Proposal Applications Now Open for 2025-2026 Funding

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Calling all University Researchers! We are now accepting new research proposal applications for the 2025-2026 funding cycle. The application deadline is August 1, 2024.

Funding innovative research is a critical pillar of our mission to be the trusted source and catalyst for floriculture advancement. New research proposals should support forward-thinking exploration of cost and labor savings, pest and disease management, sustainability, and other solutions to promote not just healthier, longer-lasting flowers and plants, but a healthy and robust floriculture industry as well.

The primary research priorities are listed below. They are focused on all floricultural crops, including fresh-cut flowers and greens, flowering and foliage potted plants, bedding plants, and perennials. Projects benefiting any industry segment, from grower to the consumer will be considered for funding.

To learn more about the application process, check out our informational webinar by AFE Research Coordinator, Laura Barth below. The video covers the application timeline (from submission to notification), an overview of the online portal, research priorities, and requirements. 

The Endowment’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30, therefore funding for projects begins in July of the next fiscal year.

We look forward to seeing your proposals by August 1!