Bayer Crop Science: Grants4Ag Challenge - climate solutions through plant modifications
- Academic researchers and startups developing innovative plant trait approaches that enable on-the-farm carbon sequestration or carbon removal
We seek to fund transformation experiments that enable carbon sequestration or removal in cereals, legumes and pulses relying on the use of gene editing or transgenes.
Solutions of interest include:
- Biosynthesis of long-lived biopolymers
- Production of root exudates to increase carbon capture or its stabilization in soil aggregates
- Interactions with soil microbes
Our must-have requirements are:
- Submissions must include a hypothesis for a gene to trait effect that can be tested experimentally
Our preferred requirements are:
- Model system or enabling (including in silico) data to support hypothesis
What we can offer you
- Expertise Each award recipient will be partnered up with a Bayer scientist who will provide guidance and feedback on the project.
- Funding Funding is proposal-dependent and typically ranges from $5,000-$10,000. Funds will be in the form of a credit towards transformation work at the Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center. The final amount and scope of work will be based on discussions between the selected project teams, WCIC and the Bayer team.
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Potential other applications
As a science-based company, Bayer has recognized the risks posed by global climate change. We aim to continuously reduce GHG emissions within our company and along our entire value chain in accordance with the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We at Bayer think that agriculture can also be part of the solution in the reduction of GHG emissions.
Our goal is to identify and create new trait products to mitigate GHG emissions. Through this program, selected proposals will be enabled through transformation work performed at the University of Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC), resulting in transgenic or edited materials suitable for further study.
For more information about this opportunity please submit an enquiry by clicking "enquire now". You can also read more about this opportunity and Bayer here.
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