The UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is soliciting proposals to support new and continuing research on rangeland and oak woodland ecology and management, beef cattle health, production and management, as well as related agricultural and natural resource themes important to California.
Academics from UC and non-UC institutions are eligible to apply. SFREC can contribute labor to support development of experimental infrastructure, experimental manipulations, data collection, animal handling and other labor activities necessary to conduct field research.
Proposals approved for the upcoming program year, July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019, are eligible to receive center contributions toward staff labor.
Proposals are due by March 31, 2018.
Prior to the deadline, interested candidates are encouraged to contact center director Jeremy James (email@example.com) to discuss project needs and logistics.
Proposals need to be submitted through the REC Manage System via the SFREC website at http://sfrec.ucanr.edu/Research/proposal/.
Basic resources and facilities to support research include 5,000 acres of northern Sierra foothill oak woodland–annual grass rangeland as well as irrigated pastures, riparian areas and access to the Yuba River. A herd of approximately 160 cows and calves and up to 300 head of steers and heifers are available to support animal production, animal health and grazing research. SFREC maintains a wet/dry lab for sample processing, a 16-bed dormitory and large and small conference room.