- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
We are pleased to announce the request for proposals for ANR’s 2012 competitive grants program. The RFP is posted at http://ucanr.edu/files/134928.pdf.
The program is similar to last year’s with these changes:
- The water initiative is included in this year’s call.
- Letters of intent are due 30 days from today.
- Applicants whose letters have been selected will have 6 weeks to submit a full proposal.
- Both long-term and short-term projects must include extension and research.
- Cross-initiative collaboration is strongly encouraged.
ANR will 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 continuum; and contribute policy-relevant outcomes addressing significant statewide agricultural, economic, environmental and social issues in California.
Submitting a Letter of Intent is the first step of applying for a grant. Letters of Intent are due Friday, Feb. 17. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by Monday, March 5. Full proposals will be due Friday, April 13.
Last year, ANR was able to support 21 projects, which totaled approximately $4.46 million over 5 years. While the funds available for the competitive grants program will depend on a number of factors, we anticipate funding to be roughly the same as last year. We are committed to providing as much support as possible to address high-priority issues.
To submit a Letter of Intent, please log into your ANR Portal and locate the Universal Review System (URS). Under “Open Systems,” click on “ANR Competitive Grants 2012.” If you have any questions, you may contact Vanessa Gomez at (510) 987-0377 or Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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