Monday, July 2, 2012

Crazy Grants : July 2nd

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program $990,000
The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. Multicultural diversity of the food?
Track II People-to-People Activities in South and Central Asia $1,000,000
Competition to design people-to-people activities to strengthen Asia by including people from any two or more of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.
Vegetation Conditions of Sagebrush Habitat around Sage Grouse Leks $75,000
Use data from 1992-3 to determine what the habitat was like for Sage-Grouse leks (birds).
Battle Mountain District Weed Treatment $200,000
Weed removal and try to get the public to participate.
National Analysis of Grass Carp $150,000
Prevent Grass Carp farmers from letting any loose into the wild.

Today's Total $2,415,000

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