Work with us
Below are the current calls for proposals to work with the Peanut Innovation Lab. The full RFP and submission documents are available on the Peanut Innovation Lab's PieStar site, linked with each description.
Value-added gains RFP
This Request for Proposals (RFP) calls for innovative research proposals (Concept Notes) in the Peanut Lab Area of Inquiry on peanut value-added gains. Peanuts are an integral part of farming and market systems, and integrating research into a value chain perspective can inform targeting of the research and increase the likelihood for adoption and impact. Focus research areas in the RFP include addressing private sector demand, bottlenecks in innovation adoption and scale-up, crop management practices, use of peanut as animal feed, improved post-harvest quality and reduced losses, and increasing resilience.
Varietal development RFP
This Request for Proposals (RFP) calls for innovative research proposals (Concept Notes) in the Peanut Lab Area of Inquiry on peanut varietal development. The effective and efficient development of improved varieties is key to increased production in peanut. A primary focus of the Peanut Lab is to partner with national peanut breeding programs to enhance their capabilities to breed for new peanut varieties that meet the requirements of their respective programs. This will be accomplished by linking US and host country breeding programs to apply the most effective tools, including those of genomics, phenotyping and information management, towards the development and dissemination of improved varieties. In many cases, it will be necessary to build additional capacity of the national programs to operate an effective breeding pipeline and take advantage of modern breeding approaches.
Forms for Full Proposals