- Author: Alison L Kent
Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the request for proposals (RFP) for ANR’s 2013 competitive grants program. Download 2013 Competitive Grants RFP.
Taking into consideration several comments from the Partnership to Advance Cooperative Extension (PACE) effort and others, we have made significant changes to this year’s competitive grants proposal process. The program is similar to last year’s with the additions of the following:
- PIs can submit proposals for research and/or extension projects.
- Early-career academics are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Cross-initiative proposals are strongly encouraged.
- Applicants have the option to start their projects on April or August, 2014.
- ANR is strongly encouraging the submission of small to mid-size projects, up to $250,000.
- Applicants may request funding for projects up to $500,000 for a term not to exceed five years.
The division awarded $4.46 million supporting 21 projects in 2011 and $3.8 million supporting 16 projects in 2012. Funding for the 2013 cycle is expected to be roughly the same as the prior two years. ANR continues to invest in research, education and outreach projects to support high-priority issues that are consistent with the Strategic Vision; encourage collaboration among academics; support short-term, high-impact projects; strengthen the research-extension network; and contribute policy-relevant outcomes that address significant agricultural, economic, environmental and social issues in California. We are committed to providing as much support as feasible to address high-priority issues.
Submitting a Letter of intent (LOI) is the first step of applying for a grant. LOIs are due Friday, July 26. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by Monday, August 19. Full proposals will be due Friday, October 4.
More information can be found here.