The ANR Office of Contracts and Grants will be closed beginning Friday, December 24, and will reopen for business on Monday, January 3.
In order to meet upcoming proposal deadlines, we ask that all proposals whose sponsor deadline falls between December 21 and January 4 be submitted to our office no later than Monday, December 20.
E-mail and other computing services that are hosted by the UC Davis Campus Data Center will be interrupted the day after Christmas.
The shutdown, to accommodate an upgrade to the Data Center’s power system, is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, and could last up to 48 hours.
Incoming and outgoing e-mail will be stored during the interruption and delivered afterward. This applies to all campus e-mail, even if your particular e-mail server is housed outside the Data Center, which routes all e-mail, regardless of server location on campus.
For more information, see http://www.dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=13117&fu=120310.
On Friday, Oct. 22, President Yudof and VP Dooley visited UC Cooperative Extension in Monterey County. County director Sonya Varea Hammond introduced Yudof to local agricultural clientele and the Cooperative Extension advisors who serve Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
A brief video of his visit to a romaine lettuce harvest is posted at http://ucanr.org/sites/news/President_Yudof_in_Salinas/.
A program that allowed faculty, academics, and staff to voluntarily reduce work hours in exchange for a corresponding pay reduction is scheduled to end. The Staff and Academic Reduction in Time program, or START, was enacted as a temporary measure to help the University of California cope with budget shortfalls will end on Dec. 31, 2010.
John Fox, UCOP director of Human Resource Policies, stated, "Although many employees have appreciated the program and it has helped UC save on salaries, this is the right time for it to end."
In 2009 alone, UC achieved salary savings of roughly $16 million through employee participation in START.
Although many employees have appreciated the program and it has helped UC save on salaries, UC administration will not recommend an extension to the START program.
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.