In partnership with the Almond Board of California, UC ANR requests proposals to fund research aimed at improving spray application practices in almonds. Up to $70,000 is available to fund one or more proposals.
Areas of focus considered in the request for proposals include
- Improving spray coverage and efficacy. One priority is hullsplit sprays for navel orangeworm - getting active ingredient to the opening sutures of almond fruit that is splitting. Sufficient deposition above 12 feet in the tree canopy is another priority.
- Minimizing off-target drift beyond tree canopies and the orchard perimeter.
- Developing spray drift data to refine the spray drift assumptions used in developing pesticide...
All UC ANR and UC ANR-affiliated academics and staff are invited to apply for funding to develop online resources targeting underserved audiences.
Extending UC ANR's reach and impact to significant numbers of non-English speaking audiences in California is key to achieving our vision of effecting positive change in important areas or issue(s). Reaching audiences through on-demand, online resources is one part of the strategy.
Funding is available to develop educational materials in languages other than English and make them accessible through the UC ANR website. Please consider development of a range of material forms including, but not limited to, courses, video or other media.
All products must be branded UC...
I am pleased to announce that UC ANR has added another funding mechanism to its 2017 funding opportunities/grants website: Matching Grants Program.
2017 funding opportunities/grants: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Divisionwide_Programs/2017_Funding_Opportunities_Grants/
UC ANR Matching Grants Program
For grant opportunities that require matching funds, this program will provide cash resources for UC ANR academics to submit as matching funds in their proposals for external funding support of research, outreach or training efforts.
I am pleased to announce that the request for proposals for ANR's 2017 competitive grants program is now released and can be found at http://ucanr.edu/compgrants2017.
In addition to releasing our competitive grants call, I would like to share information on a couple of newly developed funding opportunities: “high risk/high reward grants program” and “opportunity grants program.” Below are descriptions of the three different funding mechanisms.
ANR Competitive Grants Program
The purpose of the ANR...
In ANR leaders’ discussions with Cooperative Extension specialists around the state, it became clear that there was a need for additional travel support to enable specialists to increase their collaborations with CE advisors. In response, ANR has created a pool of funds for CE specialists to apply for to support these collaborations. With the level of funds available, each...