Research Proposals

June 25 2015

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The California Strawberry Commission invites qualified researchers from public and private research organizations to request funding for projects that will directly benefit the California strawberry industry. Applied and basic research projects with clear benefits to California strawberry growers will be considered.

Request for New and Continuing Research and Extension/General Support Proposals for the 2016 Fiscal Year

The California Strawberry Commission invites qualified researchers from public and private research organizations to request funding for projects that will directly benefit the California strawberry industry. Applied and basic research projects with clear benefits to California strawberry growers will be considered.

For the 2016 funding year, all New, Continuing and Extension/General Support proposals should be submitted in response to this request for proposals (RFP). Proposals are considered New if they represent research that is not currently funded by the commission, or for projects that have reached the end of their current funding cycle (normally three years) and are no longer eligible for funding as continuing projects. Proposals will be considered Continuing if they are currently in their first or second year of funding by the commission and are seeking funds a second or third year of funds. Proposals will be considered Extension/General Support if their main objectives are to produce and extend general production or pest/disease control information to the strawberry industry. Proposals for general pesticide efficacy trials should be submitted for consideration in this category. Research and extension projects in pest and disease management should be complementary to the commission’s efforts in those areas.

Fall RFP Timeline
March 13, 2015 RFP distributed
August 14, 2015 Deadline for proposal submission
February 2016 Release of funds for approved proposals

Refer to the link below for the research priorities and guidelines to follow in submitting an RFP: https://calstrawberry1-web.sharepoint.com/Reports/Public/RFP2016FiscalYear.pdf

For more information contact Dan Legard at dlegard@calstrawberry.org or Sofia Hernandez at shernandez@calstrawberry.org.