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2014 IPM Enhancement Grant RFA has been released

The Southern IPM Center announces the release of the 2014 RFA for the IPM Enhancement Grants program. Proposals are due Friday, December 13, 2013, at 6 PM Eastern time.

You can access the RFA by going to the proposal system where you can find the RFA and all of the forms, http://projects.ipmcenters.org/Southern/public/ListRFAs.cfm.

BE SURE TO READ THE RFA CAREFULLY. It will indicate what forms you need and what information to include.

Project directors can apply for one of four (4) project types:

  • IPM Documents – up to $30,000, but budget must be commensurate with the number, scope and complexity of outputs (PMSPs and/or Crop Profiles) proposed.
  • Seed ­ up to $30,000
  • Capstone ­ up to $30,000
  • IPM Working Group ­ up to $40,000; please read RFA for requirements

Projects are limited to one year. When determining your project start and end dates, note that funds will be available as early as January 1, 2014 and must be expended by December 31, 2014.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants include private individuals and institutions, faculty and qualified staff of four-year universities, businesses, commodity organizations, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. The primary Project Director must be from within the Southern Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Virginia); however, collaboration with individuals outside the region is acceptable.

PDs and Co-PDs who have previously been funded are eligible only if reports on previous projects are up to date. PDs of projects funded since 2008 by this program that do not show appropriate progress and/or termination reports in SIPMC¹s online database are not eligible for funding. However, any PD or Co-PD who has not yet submitted a report may do so at any time until the proposal deadline to maintain eligibility.

If you have any questions about the RFA, please contact Jim VanKirk at 919-513-8179 or jim@sripmc.org. If you have questions or problems using the online proposal system, please contact Rosemary Hallberg at rhallberg@sripmc.org or 919-513-8182.

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