Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion Funds Call

Faculty members in the School of Veterinary Medicine with an assignment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) or appointment as a Veterinary Medicine Cooperative Extension Specialist are invited to submit new or continuation research proposals for funding for Permanent and Temporary Hatch, Multi-State Research, and Bovine Abortion projects.  Proposals should address the CFAH priority issues determined by the CFAH Stakeholders each year.  Please consult your department MSO if you are uncertain if you have an AES assignment.  There is a limit of two proposals per faculty member as principal investigator for this funding.

These funds are part of a State/Federal Program funded through Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), which allocates funds on an annual basis. Projects must be approved by the SVM, ANR and USDA/NIFA before projects can be funded. These funds must be used during the project period of 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2018 and address the 2017-2018 Priority Issues.  The budget should not exceed $20,000.  If your project is selected to receive funding, an annual progress report will be required.

Continuation requests must be submitted using the pre-approved Hatch title.  If your proposal has been selected for funding, CFAH will contact you and request that you submit the required forms through REEport (the USDA/NIFA reporting system).  After being notified by CFAH that your proposal has been selected for funding, you will have one week to enter your project into REEport for USDA/NIFA’s approval.

A maximum of ten (10) bonus points will be given to each proposal for planning, implementation, outcomes and reporting that involves Veterinary Medicine Extension in a tangible, specified manner. Such collaborations should “extend” research-based knowledge by incorporating CE specialists and local CE advisors who are connected through the UC Davis Agricultural Experiment Station and include non-formal education, development of management skills, and technology transfer for solving problems and achieving objectives related to CFAH’s mission. A maximum of five (5) bonus points will be given to each proposal which includes multi-state or multi-institutional collaborations involving other public research universities or land-grant institutions.

CFAH receives the Preliminary Allocation Notification from USDA/NIFA between November and May of the same fiscal year funds are required to be spent.  For example, for the 17-18 Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion and Formula Fund calls, we will receive the preliminary notification sometime between November 2017 through May 2018 from USDA/NIFA.   It is the policy of CFAH to allocate 75% of the preliminary funding amount when the preliminary notice is received. 

The Final Notification is usually received in May of the same fiscal year funds are required to be spent.  For example, for the 17-18 Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion and Formula Fund calls, we will receive the final funding notification in May 2018, and if funding is not reduced from the preliminary amount, the remaining 25% will be allocated to the next highest ranking proposal(s). 

If you are able to work around this restriction, we encourage you to apply.

All USDA funded projects must have current progress reports in REEport before new funds can be allocated to the PI.

Please note - Our office does not review the budgets for submitted projects, as the projects are reviewed and approved by the review committee (who may or may not consider budget items during the review process).  It is the responsibility of the PI to review the Hatch Administrative Guidance Manual for items that are not allowable during the preparation of their budget (budget discussion begins on page 13 of the manual).

Examples of unallowable expenses include tuition and fees, PI effort, and entertainment.


When submitting a proposal for a Multistate project, you MUST include the official Multistate Research Project Number issued by NIMSS (ie NC2040) in your project title.

Continuation requests must be submitted using the approved Multi-State Research project title. Our office can provide advice and guidance to faculty interested in joining an ongoing project.

This program is also part of a State/Federal Program. In order to participate in a Multi-State Research Program, faculty must develop a work plan that fits into an established national Multi-State five-year plan, on a targeted subject matter area. Participating faculty researchers are expected to attend annual meetings to discuss & evaluate progress in the targeted objectives of the 5-year program plan. Funding for project support is provided by the School’s CFAH made possible through State and Federal resources.

According to CFAH policy, PI's with approved Multi-State Research projects may annually request up to $1,500 in travel funds to attend Multi-State Research meetings and/or workshops. Requests for travel funds should NOT be included in the annual request for project funding, and should be submitted in a separate letter, addressed to Rowena Banks no later than June 15th, 2017 at midnight PST.

Due to ongoing budgetary cuts, these State funds are no longer available to support research projects.

Research proposals which fit into a collaborative study on the cause and/or control of epizootic bovine abortion(s) are sought. New or continuation requests will be accepted. Funding for this program resulted from a line item appropriation from the State to address Epizootic Bovine Abortion. These discretionary funds are used to address project plans developed by faculty working on the EBA problem.

Proposals must be submitted by someone that holds an academic appointment in ANR with Principal Investigator (PI) status-- such as Cooperative Extension (CE) Advisors, Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialists or Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Faculty.

SVM Faculty


Application DeadlineJune 15th, 2017 at midnight PST

Call for Proposals (.pdf)

If selected for funding, you must submit the .pdf project summary document created by initiating a project in REEport. Please email the CFAH Program Manager when you have completed and submitted your project for review in REEport

Your proposal should address the 2017-2018 Priority Issues established at the annual Stakeholder’s meeting.

Your application must include CFAH forms 1 – 6 (form 5 is required only if you are submitting a request for funding for a continuing project).  Form 6 “Current and Pending Support” replaces the previous requirement to submit an extramural proposal copy. 

Submit your proposal application in two .pdf files:  1) CFAH Form 1 with wet signatures 2) Forms 2-6 in consecutive CFAH Form order.

Email documents to svmresearch@ucdavis.edu

Check list of required documents:

CFAH form 1 – cover page (PI and Chair signature required)

CFAH form 2 – Project narrative

CFAH form 3 – Budget (Not to exceed $20,000)

CFAH form 4 – Assurance form

CFAH form 5 – Progress report (for continuation projects only)

CFAH Form 6 - List of Current and Pending Extramural Support (required for PI only)

IF SELECTED FOR FUNDING: REEport Project Summary (.pdf created by initiating your project in REEport)

Only electronic submissions to svmresearch@ucdavis.edu  will be accepted.  When you are submitting your proposal you can request notification of delivery receipt in Outlook by choosing the “options” tab, and then click in the box next to “Request a Delivery Receipt”.  Please keep for your records. 

Questions may be addressed to Rowena Banks at 530-752-6865.

Please note - any publications, posters, inventions or presentations must be attributed to the funding that you received.  For more information, please visit the Attribution page.