Spring Call for Proposals
Note: On March 20, 2013 continuing resolution H.R. 933, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 was enforced, which led to cutting most NIFA programs 7.6% or more. The impact to California’s portion of the federal formula funds is currently still unknown. Updated tables reflecting the final allocations for Hatch, Multistate Hatch, Animal Health and McIntire Stennis will be provided as soon as it is notified from NIFA. In the meantime, prepare for the possibility of a reduction of 7% up to 10% for federal fiscal year 2012-2013.
Faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine are invited to submit new or continuation research proposals for funding for Permanent and Temporary Hatch, Multi-State Research, and Bovine Abortion projects.
Continuation requests must be submitted using the pre-approved Hatch title. The development of a new project proposal must be brought to the attention of the School’s Office of Research (752-6865), for School approval and required paperwork. The approval process for a Hatch project involves submission of the required program forms to ANR and subsequently to the USDA for final approval. CRIS web forms has been replaced by USDA/NIFA’s new reporting system called REEport.
These funds are part of a State/Federal Program funded through Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), which allocates on an annual basis. Projects must be approved by the SVM, ANR and USDA/NIFA before projects can be funded. The level of funding each year is determined by ANR and that office has the option for input into which projects should be funded. *These funds are not eligible for extensions and must be used during the project period of 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014.
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 July 1, 2013.
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.
In the allocation process, Hatch, Multi-State, and Epizootic Bovine Abortion projects that have the highest priority will be funded first. The remaining projects will be funded by commodity, on a priority score basis. All requests for CFAH funding must be submitted on forms CFAH-1, 2, 3 and 4, up to a maximum of $20,000. These forms, as well as the REEport for new proposals, may be obtained from our web site: click here. Continuing proposals funded for FY12-13 must include a progress report and any new publications resulting from the PI's research. The forms can now be completed in MS Word. Please submit an original copy as a pdf to the Office of Research at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 1, 2013 at 5:00pm. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. Questions may be addressed to Rowena Banks at 530-752-6865.