- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Hansen Research & Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new and continuing projects for project year 2012-2013. This request for proposals process is different from previous years.
The Thelma Hansen Fund will finance research, education and outreach projects through a competitive grants program aimed to support high priority issues, increase public awareness and contribute policy-relevant outcomes addressing the importance and economic viability of agriculture in Ventura County. An estimated $200,000 is available for project funding through this RFP.
The center 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/.
A new process has been developed that invites the submission of Letters of Intent as a first response to the RFP for both competitive grants and on-site projects. Deadline for submitting letters of intent is Jan. 6, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by, Jan. 24, and will need to submit a full proposal by Feb. 24, 2012.
For 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/ .