Hansen Research & Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing projects for project year 2013-14 for its competitive grants program and on-site research projects.
The UC Thelma Hansen Fund will finance research and education/outreach and policy projects through a competitive grants program. Projects need to align with at least one of ANR’s strategic initiatives and address one or more of the Hansen Fund goals. An estimated $200,000 is available for project funding through this RFP. For full details, see http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants.
The Hansen REC provides land, labor, equipment and facilities to researchers for small- to medium-sized plot projects. Additional information including a full facility description can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants/Facility_Description.
Submission of a letter of intent is the required first step in the application process. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is Nov. 14. Successful applicants will be notified by Dec. 3 and will need to submit a full proposal by Jan. 21, 2013.
For RFP details and instructions on submitting letters of intent, please go to the Hansen website at http://ucanr.org/sites/hansenagcenter/Hansen_Agricultural_Center_Programs/Grants .
WALMART FOUNDATION is accepting applications for State Giving Program for nonprofits in each of the fifty states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Grants starting at $25,000 are available for programs in education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, health and hunger relief. Deadline: 8/10/2012. To learn more, visit the website by clicking here.
THE JOSEPH & VERA LONG FOUNDATION provides support to nonprofit organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation in the communities of Northern California and Hawaii. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation. Applications will be accepted from 8/13/2012 through 9/10/2012. For more information, click here.
THE CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION offers funding to nonprofit organizations for programs that increase economic literacy. Deadline: 9/15/2012. To learn more about this organization, click here.
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2012, through Oct. 31, 2013.
Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, KARE has 330 acres suitable for many types of tree, vine and row crops. KARE also has some of the most extensive specialized research facilities of any off campus location within UC. These are suitable for greenhouse, postharvest, sample handling (including cold storage and drying), sensory evaluation, lysimeters and assorted laboratory research activities. Substantial plantings of grapes, stonefruit, almonds, kiwi, apples and alfalfa are becoming available.
Proposal forms can be obtained at
http://kare.ucanr.edu/programs/Research_administration/Research_forms. All forms must be submitted electronically to Janie Duran at email@example.com by Sept. 28.
For more information about field research management, contact Chuck Boldwyn at (559) 646-6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the facilities, contact Laura Van der Staay at (559) 646-6030 or email@example.com. Other questions can be directed to center director Jeff Dahlberg at (559) 646-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopland Research & Extension Center seeks research project proposals for the period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.
The center encompasses more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grasslands, and chaparral rangeland in southeastern Mendocino County. The facility provides research opportunities in the fields such as animal science, range management, wildlife ecology, entomology and epidemiology, pest management, viticulture and natural resources management.
Hopland REC features an array of habitat types, almost 700 species of vascular plants including 12 species of oaks, a resident large sheep flock, an array of mammal species including black-tailed deer, and array of amphibians and reptiles, 12 acres of irrigated land, all-season road access, lab space, HS Internet, and a dormitory. For a complete description of Hopland REC, visit http://ucanr.org/sites/hopland.
The center expects to award in excess of 1800 hours of center-provided labor at minimal cost to support approved projects during this coming cycle.
Proposals must be emailed to Meggin Lewman at email@example.com on or before April 2, 2012, for consideration.
More information and proposal forms are at http://ucanr.org/sites/hopland/Research/Grants_-_New_Projects. You may also contact the center superintendent Robert J. Keiffer at (707) 744-1424 ext 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or the center business officer Meggin Lewman at (707) 744-1424 ext. 113 or email@example.com.
The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research for the upcoming program year, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.
Proposals are due at SFREC by April 6, 2012. The center expects to award approximately 2,300 hours of labor to assist continuing and new research projects.
The center comprises 5,721 acres of northern Sierra foothill oak woodland-annual grass rangeland. Several watersheds fall within its boundaries, with Yuba River frontage along the southern edge, offering opportunities for wildlife, water-quality and riparian-habitat studies. There are 160 acres of irrigated pasture, with a herd of 300 beef cows and 100 yearling calves.
Other resources include a weather station, GIS database, and other long-term databases related to hardwoods and annual rangeland pasture use by cattle; beef cattle fertility, disease and production levels; stream hydrology in managed watersheds; climate and range forage yields. Facilities include a laboratory for chemical and biological analyses, meeting rooms, a 14-bed dormitory and five cattle-working areas.
For further information regarding research opportunities, contact Dustin Flavell, interim center director, at (530) 639-8812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.