Hatch/Multi State/Bovine Abortion Funds Call

2018-2019 Call for Hatch/Multistate Projects

Eligibility and Requirements:

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.

Please note: There is a limit of two proposal submissions per faculty member as principal investigator for this funding. In the event that a PI has 2 projects that score high enough for funding, the PI will have the opportunity to choose which project they want to have funded (in other words, only 1 project will be funded per PI per call). The purpose of this is to help distribute the limited amount of CFAH funding dollars available to as many PIs as possible.

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 10/01/2018 – 09/30/2019 and address the 2018-2019 Priority Issues.  If your project is selected to receive funding, an annual progress report must be submitted in REEport. 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.

MULTI-STATE RESEARCH

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.

MULTI-STATE TRAVEL FUNDS
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 Leslie Nemeth no later than April 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

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

EPIZOOTIC BOVINE ABORTION
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.

ELIGIBILITY: HATCH AND MULTI-STATE
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.

ELIGIBILITY: BOVINE ABORTION
SVM Faculty

Budget:

The budget should not exceed $20,000. 

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.

Scoring:

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.

Fund Allocations and Project Notices:

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 between November 2017 and 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.

Application Process:

Application Deadline:  April 2, 2018 at 11:59PM PST

Your proposal should address the 2018-2019 Priority Issues established at the annual Stakeholder’s meeting.

1. Please submit your completed proposal as two pdf documents:

-        CFAH Form 1 Title Page (provided as a stand-alone document electronically signed by the PI)

-        Combined CFAH Forms 2-7

  • CFAH Form 2 Project Narrative
  • CFAH Form 3 Budget and Personnel Justification
  • CFAH Form 4 Assurances
  • CFAH Form 5 Progress Report (continuation projects only)
  • CFAH Form 6 Current and Pending Support
  • CFAH Form 7 Rebuttal (resubmissions only)
  • Note:
    • Form 2 now has an additional requirement under Project Details: (d) Pitfalls and Limitations.
    • Form 3 now includes a Personnel Justification in the budget form.
    • Form 7 is a new form that gives PIs an opportunity to rebut comments from a previously submitted proposal (for resubmissions).
    • Form 5 and 7 may not be applicable for all projects.
    • Forms 2-7 are provided as Word documents for simplicity. Please remember that they must be submitted as one combined pdf document.

2. Department Chair Signature Form: Department Chair must acknowledge review of your submitted proposal. Please have your Department Chair submit the form directly via the submit button on the form; do not attach this form to your proposal.

3. Account Manager Signature Form: Account Manager must acknowledge review of your submitted budget. Please have the Account Manager submit the form directly via the submit button on the pdf; do not attach this form to your proposal.

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.

IF YOU ARE 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
  • Attribute any publications, posters, inventions or presentations to the funding that you received.  For more information, please visit the Attribution page.

Questions may be addressed to Leslie Nemeth at 530-752-0549.