The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR’s) 2017/2018 Pest Management Research Grant Solicitation is now available. DPR’s Research Grant Program will distribute $500,000 to help fund projects that develop effective alternatives to agricultural fumigants and projects that assist in developing IPM to reduce risks from high risk pesticides. Depending on available funding, the total will be augmented to $1,100,000. DPR will consider proposals requesting $50,000 to $500,000, for terms of up to 33 months.
For those interested in this funding opportunity, please view the 2017/2018 Solicitation on DPR’s site here. Project concepts must be submitted here using the FAAST online grant application system by 5:00 PM on September 30, 2016.
The DPR will hold two optional informational events: a teleconference to answer questions about the grant program and the application process and a webinar to explain the technical aspects of using the FAAST online application submission tool. The teleconference call will be on September 13, 2016, at 10:00 AM. The conference call-in number is 1-877-820-7831 and the participant passcode is 357242.
The webinar will be on September 15, 2016, at 10:00 AM and can be accessed here. For those without web access a teleconference line is available. The call-in number is 1-877-820-7831, and the participant passcode is 845211.
Please visit http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pestmgt/grants/research/index.htm for more information or contact Dr. Doug Downie at 916-445-0430.