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The Crop Bioengineering Center is a member-centered organization that follows a unique funding model through sharing of a collaborative grants portfolio where a portion of indirect costs are assigned for CBC use.

Center funds are directed toward research, service and outreach activities that further the CBC mission of addressing the urgent, grand challenge of providing sufficient food, feed, biofuels and biorenewable chemicals for the world’s burgeoning population, through basic and applied research to enable the bioengineering of valuable traits in a variety of crops.

A portion of CBC funds is returned to members and collaborators to further the Center’s mission.

Members and potential collaborators should contact CBC’s directors or advisors for details on funding to support:

  • Grant writing services
  • Grant planning workshops
  • Site visits to program managers or potential research collaborators
  • Sponsorship of visiting scientists for seminars
  • Sponsorship of conferences, symposia or workshops
  • Post-award grant management
  • Travel grants for students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Seed grants