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2017 ANR Competitive & High Risk/High Reward Grants Funded Projects

ANR's 2017 Competitive Grants Program will fund 10 projects for a total of $1.7 million over 5 years. The ANR High Risk/High Reward Grants Program will fund 2 projects for a total of $181 thousand over 3 years.

ANR's internal grants programs, as outlined in the competitive and high risk/high reward grants program request for proposals, continues to support high-priority issues that are consistent with the Strategic Vision, encourage collaboration among academics, strengthen the research-extension network, support short-term, high-impact projects and contribute policy-relevant outcomes that address significant agricultural, economic, environmental and social issues in California.

 

2017 Funded Projects

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Pathways to Your Future: Destination UC

Amount Awarded: $200,000

Award Source: ANR General

Principal Investigator: Shannon Horrillo

ANR Grants Program: Competitive   

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Massive tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada: Consequences for Forest Health

Amount Awarded: $200,000

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Jodi Axelson

ANR Grants Program: Competitive    

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Reducing Nitrate Leaching to the Groundwater by Accounting for the Soils’ Capacity to Supply N through Mineralization

Amount Awarded: $199,978

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Daniel Geisseler

ANR Grants Program: Competitive   

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Advancing Urban Irrigation Management to Enhance Water Use Efficiency

Amount Awarded: $199,975

Award Source: Prosser

Principal InvestigatorAmir Haghverdi

ANR Grants Program: Competitive      

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The California Master Beekeeper Program: Development of a Continuous Train-the-Trainer Education Effort for California Beekeepers

Amount Awarded: $199,949

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Elina Niño

ANR Grants Program: Competitive    

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Silent Straws: Understanding Water Demands from Woody Encroachment in California’s Oak Woodlands

Amount Awarded: $199,937

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

ANR Grants Program: Competitive  

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Impact of a Warmer and Drier Future on Rangeland Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services

Amount Awarded: $199,831

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Jeremy James

ANR Grants Program: Competitive      

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Closing the Adaptive Management Loop for Sustainable Working Rangelands

Amount Awarded: $199,502

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Leslie Roche

ANR Grants Program: Competitive        

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Developing a Culturally-Relevant Civic Science Approach to Improving Scientific Literacy for Latino Youth

Amount Awarded: $194,768

Award Source: Federal Smith Lever

Principal Investigator: Steven Worker

ANR Grants Program: Competitive  

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Creating Cyst Nematode Suppressive Soils by Managing Indigenous Populations of the Hyperparasitic Fungus Dactylella oviparasitica

Amount Awarded: $100,000

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: James Borneman

ANR Grants Program: High Risk/High Reward 

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Smart Farming: Monitoring the Health of Chickens

Amount Awarded: $81,293

Award Source: Kearney

Principal Investigator: Maja Makagon

ANR Grants Program: High Risk/High Reward 

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Recruiting the Next Generation of Extension Professionals

Amount Awarded: $11,030

Award Source: Federal Smith Lever

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Heguy

ANR Grants Program: Competitive   

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