UC's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) has announced its 2010 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Competitive Grants Program.
The $200,000 grant program is designed to encourage collaboration among individuals and groups working in agriculture. These can include farmers, ranchers, community groups and nonprofit organizations, public agencies, UC Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, and students and researchers affiliated with California State University, University of California, and community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Each project must include at least one partner from county-based UC Cooperative Extension or a community-based stakeholder group.
Grant recipients are eligible for up to $35,000 in funding, depending on the type of project. Funding is available for four types of projects: planning grants, education and outreach grants, research grants and graduate student research grants.
Proposals are due by noon on Dec. 13. For more information, visit http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/2010RFP.htm.
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Prospective applicants for the Pacific Rim Research Program are invited to an information session Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Shields Library IGA room. Ted Grosholz, an expert on invasive species management and habitat restoration in coastal and inland water resources, will be there along with past award recipients Josh Viers and Andrew Hall. ANR advisors are welcome to attend. Lynn Deetz will be there to answer ANR-related questions.
The Pacific Rim Research Program limits the number of proposals that may be submitted by any one campus. ANR may submit up to three proposals while each campus may submit up to eight. Deetz is the ANR campus liaison and proposals must be submitted to her by Dec. 10, 2010. ANR faculty with joint appointments with a campus must submit proposals through the campus.
Please see the Program’s 2011-2012 Call for Proposals (pdf) for further details. More information is also available on the Pacific Rim Research Program website. ANR contact Lynn Deetz may be reached at (530) 752-7875, email@example.com
- Author: Michael L. Poe
This morning the California Legislature approved the 2010-11 budget which includes $3 billion for UC. It is awaiting the governor's signature.
Here is the link from the UC Office of the President Integrated Communications with the story:
The link also includes a statement from the UC vice-president of budget.
The Giannini Foundation sponsored "California's Climate Change Policy: The Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32" on Oct. 4. The conference brought together leading economists, analysts, and executives from academia, state government and industry to discuss the impacts of climate change policy and AB 32 on the California economy and the environment. The speakers provided objective and current analyses of the likely impacts of AB 32.
The speakers' presentations have been posted on the conference website. Videos of each session will be posted next week.
To view the slides, go to: http://giannini.ucop.edu/AB32/AB32conference.htm.
ANR Communication Services is offering three new Site Builder trainings in October.
Jackson - October 12, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
12200-B Airport Road
Jackson, CA 95642-9527
Hosted by Amador County CE. Please contact Robin Cleveland at (530) 621-5528 if you are interested in attending.
Ventura - October 20, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
669 County Square Drive, #100
Ventura, CA 93003-5401
Hosted by Ventura County CE. Please contact Susan Latham at (805) 525-9293 x205 if you are interested in attending.
Davis - October 27, 2010, 9 AM - 3 PM
1850 Research Park Drive
(in Office of Research suite 129 next to Comm. Svcs.)
Davis, CA 95618
Hosted by ANR Communication Services. [This session is at maximum capacity.]