- Author: Patti Verdugo Johnson
HREC Research-Facility Projects — land, labor, equipment and facilities available for state-of-the-art research.
Applications for field and facility use space for research at the Hansen REC are accepted year-round. Complete applications received by Feb. 17 will be reviewed as part of the annual spring evaluation. Applications received after Feb. 17 will be reviewed in the next review cycle. Applications are evaluated by the Research Advisory Committee.
Please note that the HREC receives a significant portion of its support from the Thelma Hansen Endowment, which limits facility use subsidies to projects and programs that contribute directly to Ventura County agriculture. Although research can be conducted at the HREC that does not benefit Ventura County agriculture, these research projects are expected to bear the full cost of their research activities.
Thelma Hansen Fund (THF) Research & Education Grant Program — supports projects that encompass research, education, and outreach activities.
All projects (research, education and outreach) need to focus on agricultural and natural resource issues and needs relevant to Ventura County.
Proposals for research and education programs funded by the Thelma Hansen Fund are accepted year-round. Complete applications received by Feb. 17 will be reviewed as part of the annual spring evaluation. Applications received after Feb. 17 will be reviewed in the next review cycle. Applications are evaluated by the Research Advisory Committee.
Please carefully read the THF Program Request for Proposals (RFP) document for detailed information on the objectives, criteria and requirements of the program. There have been significant changes in this program since the last solicitation in 2013; e.g., a Letter of Intent is no longer required, geographical restrictions, etc.
The current THF grant program pool is approximately $300,000.
Questions concerning this revised program and the application process should be forwarded to HAREC Director Christopher M. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. For special needs or off-cycle evaluation of a proposal, email Smith or call (805) 662-6943.
To submit a proposal, visit http://harec.ucanr.edu/Research/Submitting_a_Proposal.
The Intermountain Research and Extension Center is a 140-acre research facility located at 4,000 feet elevation near the Oregon border. IREC specializes in potato, small grain, onion, peppermint, forage grasses and alfalfa, however, most cool season field and vegetable crops can be accommodated and grown on the center. Research interests include variety development, integrated pest management, irrigation management, plant nutrition and agriculture-wildlife interactions.
Center facilities and equipment include a greenhouse, controlled postharvest facility, drying ovens, an automated potato grading line, a mini-still for essential oil extraction, specialized small-plot irrigation equipment, research-adapted small-plot planters and harvesters, and a full line of commercial farm equipment for field and vegetable crop production. Technical assistance is available for all farming practices, field instrumentation and data collection.
The center's Research Advisory Committee will evaluate proposed research for scientific merit and regional need. Approved projects will be eligible for center-provided support — land, labor, technical assistance, equipment and facilities.
Questions about the research proposal process or about research opportunities at IREC should be directed to the center director Rob Wilson at email@example.com or the center superintendent Darrin Culp at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (530) 667-5117.
Proposals may be submitted into the REC Manage System via the IREC Website and are due Feb. 5, 2016.
“This year, proposals are requested in the junior investigator category only,” said Doug Parker, CIWR director.
Funded projects will begin March 1, 2016. The funding period may fluctuate and is based on budget appropriations.
The deadline for submission is Oct. 30, 2015.
To download the full RFP, including budget templates, visit the CIWR website at http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/Request_for_Proposals.
The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) is requesting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2016.
Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, KARE has 330 acres suitable for many types of tree, vine, and row crops and environmental research. There is also the opportunity for research on certified organic land at Kearney. It also has the most extensive specialized agricultural research facilities of any off campus location within UC, including modern greenhouse, post-harvest facilities, sample handling (including cold storage and drying), sensory evaluation, soil weighing lysimeters, and associated research laboratory facilities.
Substantial plantings of grapes, stone fruit, almonds, kiwi, apples and alfalfa are becoming available.
Please submit proposal forms electronically via the “Universal Review System” in the UC ANR portal by Oct. 2, 2015. Click on “Login to Universal Review System”. Under “Open Systems” select “Kearney REC CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2015-2016.” Fill out the “New Proposal” form, then submit it using the “Create Proposal” button at the bottom of the page. Forms are located at http://recs.ucanr.edu/For_Researchers/Research_Proposal_Application_and_Forms.
If you have questions about field research management, contact Chuck Boldwyn at (559) 646-6020 or email@example.com. For questions about the facilities, contact Laura Van der Staay at (559) 646-6030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions may be directed to center director Jeff Dahlberg at (559) 646-6060 or email@example.com. For assistance with submitting your proposal, contact Janie Duran, firstname.lastname@example.org, (559) 646-6010.
To learn more about Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, visit http://www.kare.ucanr.edu/
- Author: Robert B Hutmacher
The West Side Research and Extension Center (WSREC) of the University of California is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research and demonstration projects to be conducted from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.
Located on 320 acres of clay loam soil in the San Joaquin Valley, WSREC has land and equipment suitable for growing row, orchard and field crops, including vegetable crops, agronomic crops, trees, vines and turf grass. The center also provides labor, equipment, facilities and technical and management support to UC academics and to personnel from cooperating non-UC organizations, such as USDA-ARS or the CSU campuses. Approximately 7,500 hours of research center labor are available during the year to support approved projects. The WSREC is located in western Fresno County about 45 miles west of Highway 99 and about 7 miles east of Interstate 5.
To submit a proposal: Using your UC ANR Portal, go to the “Universal Review System Section” and under the “Open Systems” select “West Side REC call for Research Proposals & Reports 2013”. The “New Proposal” form needed for your submission is located on the right hand side. Fill out the Proposal form and then submit it using the create proposal button at the bottom of the page.
For information on submission via ANR Portal, contact Anita Hunt, Business Officer – 559-592-2048 Ext 151 ∙ E-mail: email@example.com
Proposals deadline: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
All project proposals will be evaluated and support hours allocated at our Research Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for early December 2012. For questions about the research proposal process or about research opportunities, please contact: