Research and IPM
Grants Programs: Cooperative Extension IPM Demonstration
Request for Proposals Deadline: October 15, 2007
For project funding from November 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008
The University of California Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM) is soliciting proposals for funding in UC fiscal year 2007-08. UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) has provided $100,000 in temporary funds to conduct demonstrations of IPM research in the field, whether in urban, natural, or agricultural environments. Funds will be allocated on a competitive basis.
The purpose of the Extension IPM Demonstration Grants Program is to promote the implementation of IPM practices in production agriculture, and residential and urban areas, and to protect natural areas such as wildlands and water bodies through demonstrations of IPM practices. The primary focus is to increase adoption of IPM programs. A major goal of this program is to reduce potential risks from pests to the environment, human health, or economic interests of the system. The program will bridge the gap in the research–extension continuum by taking research results from individual research sites on campuses, research centers, and counties and demonstrating them in new locations and situations.
While these projects are expected to have a modest budget, they can provide essential resources to Advisors and Specialists to strengthen the link between research and outreach.
Priority will be given to proposals that address UC IPM’s mission, to:
Priority will also be given to projects that address targeted opportunities identified by the ANR core issues process:
Special consideration will be given to proposals that provide demonstration of:
Leveraging activities by partnering with other agencies is encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to contact the UC IPM Director Associate Directors or IPM Advisors (contacts below) to discuss possible ideas or seek further information.
Funding is available to all UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists. Members of the AES are encouraged to partner with CE Advisors or Specialists for projects that demonstrate their research.
Approximately $100,000 is available for grants starting about November 1, 2007. Projects with budgets up to $15,000 will be considered, but an emphasis will be placed on smaller budgets to facilitate funding a greater number of projects. Budget requests are expected to be no more than $15,000. For this first year of the program, projects may extend until September 30, 2008. For projects requiring more time than this, project leaders will be required to submit new funding requests each year, to be evaluated as a new proposals.
A brief interim progress report will be required by August 29, 2008, and a final report by December 1, 2008. These reports are critical for providing evidence of the importance of this demonstration grants program to ANR in anticipation of securing permanent funding for the program.
The UC IPM Director will notify successful applicants shortly after a peer review of all proposals.
Submit as a Word or PDF document, not to exceed 5 pages:
Submitted to: Cooperative Extension IPM Demonstration Grants Program
Project leaders: Include e-mail address and affiliation.
Collaborators and cooperators: Include e-mail address and affiliation.
In a brief narrative, list supply items you need and costs. For travel, estimate number of trips and cost of each, and indicate purpose.