Proposals must be routed via WISPER and are due to the WI Corn Promotion Board by January 10, 2020. Please contact your department-assigned CALS Grant Administrator if you have any questions.
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (WCPB), with the help of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA), is seeking proposals for the Grow-Discover Research Program to fund projects that meet research criteria that will add value to the corn industry. Research is important in advancing technology, increasing profitability, improving environmental practices and developing new markets and uses for Wisconsin corn farmers.
Wisconsin Corn serves the state’s corn growers through the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (WCPB) and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). The WCPB utilizes checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education
about corn and corn products. WCGA is a united, grassroots-driven member organization representing growers from across Wisconsin on important state and national agricultural issues in an effort to increase member profitability and opportunity. For more information, visit wicorn.org.
See the WCPB Word document or WCPB pdf for the full RFP including the WCPB’s Areas of Interest, eligibility and proposal guidelines. Applications must include the WCPB Proposal Cover Page and Project Budget templates.
For further information on Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board programs, contact Nicole Wagner by phone (262-372-3289) or by email (email@example.com). For questions with regard to the CALS submission process, please contact your department-assigned CALS Grant Administrator.
Preliminary proposals (new projects that are not currently funded) are due to the CALS by noon, Monday, January 4, 2021. Due to the overlap with the holidays, please contact Michell Sass ahead of the deadline if you intend to submit a Preliminary proposal. All Preliminary proposals will be submitted as a group to the Sponsor.
Continuing Projects (including progress reports) and invited Preliminary proposals are due to CALS by noon, Friday, February 12, 2021. All continuing proposals will be submitted to the Sponsor as a group by CALS.
Final Reports are due to the Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. by March 1, 2021. Researchers should send these directly to the Sponsor themselves.
The Wisconsin Cranberry Board (WCB) has issued its annual calls for proposals for Education and Promotion projects and Crop Research projects. The information below is relevant to proposals for continuing funding as well as preliminary proposals invited to submit full/final applications.
Please review the Calls for instructions with regard to preliminary proposals, final proposals, and progress reports.
For further information on Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. programs, contact Tom Lochner at the WCB office at 715-423-2070. For questions with regard to the CALS submission process, please contact Michell Sass at 608-265-9534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals must be routed via WISPER to the CALS Research Division by Friday, December 11, 2020. Please contact Michell Sass if you have questions regarding the submission process. Proposals will be hand carried as a group to the Sponsor.
The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is seeking project proposals that are supportive of the WSMB strategic mission statement. WSMB is funded through a checkoff assessment of 0.5% of the net market price of Wisconsin grown soybeans.
The WSMB invites a variety of proposals to address issues from many different disciplines. WSMB will undoubtedly continue to fund many of the traditional programs that are supportive of WSMB’s mission. The WSMB looks forward to working with all interested parties in the development of projects and programs that support the needs of Wisconsin’s soybean farmers.
This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back in early 2021 for more information.
The Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA) is seeking research project proposals that are supportive of the suggested topics and other topics that are important for the Midwest vegetable processing industry.
Refer to the MWFPA 2019 Request for Proposals for the funding announcement, a list of suggested topics, to obtain the application form, and for additional information about the application process.
Proposals should be routed to the CALS Research Division via WISPER no later than March 14, 2019.
Proposals will be submitted as a group to the MWFPA on the due date of March 15th.
Direct any questions to Jason Culotta at the MWFPA by phone at (608) 255-9946 or via email at email@example.com.
For proposal processing questions please contact your department-assigned CALS Grant Administrator.
The Fertilizer Research Program is funded by a tonnage assessment on fertilizer and soil amendments sold in the state and administered by the Wisconsin Fertilizer Research Council (WFRC). The seven-member WFRC is comprised of representatives from farming, the agricultural chemicals industry, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The WFRC mission is: To fund research and other designated activities to provide a scientific basis for and promote the philosophy that the fertilizer industry supports economically and environmentally sound recommendations, practices and technologies on fertilizer material usage by the end user.
As directed by State Statutes [Sec. 94.64 (8m)], the program funds applied soil fertility, soil management or plant nutrition research as these topics relate to the usage of fertilizers or their impacts on surface or groundwater in Wisconsin.
The program typically funds 3-5 proposals that range from $10,000-45,000 annually.
Proposals requesting over $50,000 annually are unlikely to be funded.
Research Criteria – Please read carefully Research proposals must address one or more of the following topics:
• Soil management
• Soil fertility
• Plant nutrition
• Surface or groundwater problems possibly related to fertilizer usage. **of particular interest is nitrate
loss to groundwater in sandy soils** Proposals that do not clearly address a problem in these areas will not be considered for funding.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Topic originality
• Topic relevance
• Goal feasibility
• Research methodology
• Outreach plan
Proposals will have an increased chance of funding if:
• There is demonstrated support from industry, commodity or another stakeholder group
• The research has wide applicability to the Wisconsin crop producing and fertilizer industry
Eligibility and Funding Details
•Only Principal Investigators from the UW System are eligible to apply.
•Proposal funding will begin in April is provided on a calendar year basis (April 1-March 31) with potential for annual renewal for up to two additional years. Funds awarded in response to this call will be available April 1, 2021. A one-two month delay may occur when transferring funds to campuses other than UW-Madison.
•Award continuation is given on an annual basis pending evidence of progress and availability of funds.
•Funding priority is given to successful continuing projects.
•Indirect costs are not allowed.
•There is no cost-sharing requirement.
All necessary proposal documents can be downloaded from http://www.frc.soils.wisc.edu New Research Proposals: UW-Madison applicants: Submit proposals to CALS via WISPER by October 26, 2020.
•Proposals not fitting the format or requirements will be returned if ample time remains to make revisions.
•If you are unsure whether your research topic fits the mission of the program, please contact the Program Coordinator. There is no limit to the number of new proposals submitted or funded per individual researcher.
•Demonstrated support, if available, should be documented in the proposal submission.
•Using the URL at top of page, please review the online document “Award Terms and Policies”.
Continuing Research Proposals: Submit the progress report and modified scope of work (if necessary) to the FRC coordinator by January 8, 2021. Funds may be withheld for continuing projects if reporting requirements are not met.
FRC Programmatic questions should be directed to the Geoff Siemering (firstname.lastname@example.org., 608-262-9969).
Proposal-related questions should be directed to Michell Sass, CALS Research Division (email@example.com., 608-265-9534).
Base and Competitive proposals due to CALS by October 2. 2020
Proposals must be routed via WISPER to the CALS Research Division by Friday, October 2, 2020. Please contact Michell Sass if you have questions regarding the submission process. Proposals will be submitted as a group to the Sponsor.
The WI Potato Industry Board (WPIB), in concert with the WI Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), provides base and competitive funding opportunities on an annual basis. The WPVGA Research Committee sets the research priorities.
Specifications for base funding potato research for crop year 2021 are as follows:
Base Funding Proposals (BFPs):
Seed Certification (Rioux)
Weed Management (Colquhoun)
Disease Management (Gevens)
Insect Management (Groves)
Fertility Management (Ruark)
BFPs in the amount of $25,000 should include a description of the ongoing disciplinary potato research, new techniques/sciences applied to the base program and linkages to the WPVGA/WWF/UW Collaboration.
The WPVGA will be accepting competitive grant proposals for innovative potato research with a special emphasis on water related topics. Grants should take into account critical areas of concern to the Wisconsin potato industry. Please see the RFP with more information on the research priorities that have been established. Proposals should not exceed $15,000. The Wisconsin Research Proposal cover sheet should be used for grower review purposes.
The following information was provided in a press release from the agency:
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting applications for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. Applications are due to DATCP by March 30, 2020.
Grants are awarded to projects intended to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop industries through research, education or market development. Qualified projects are those meant to benefit the industry as a whole as opposed to benefiting one individual, farm or company. DATCP will use a competitive review process to select the most qualified projects and will submit Wisconsin’s state plan to the USDA for approval and funding.
Non-profits, producer organizations, government agencies, universities and other agricultural organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications may involve collaborations or partnerships between entities. This grant does not fund projects to solely benefit private entities on their private property. Projects must benefit a sector of Wisconsin’s specialty crop industries.
Grant funds will be awarded for projects up to three years in duration. Typical projects are awarded between $10,000 and $100,000. In anticipation of receiving funding, project contracts and work would begin in the fall.
Eligible project expenses include compensation for personnel, consultant services, materials and supplies, and miscellaneous costs.
Optional grant-writing workshops scheduled
Optional grant-writing workshops will be held for interested applicants. To find out more about
workshop dates, locations, and times or to register for the free workshops, contact Ryan Dunn at
Ryand.firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-590-7239.
North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) Request for Research Proposals for 2019/2020 (FY20) Funding
Proposals are due May 24, 2019.
The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) combines soybean check-off funds from its 12- member states to sponsor basic and applied research, Extension and outreach, and communications to increase soybean profitability and enhance yield, while maintaining or improving soybean composition, through genetic improvement, agronomics and biotic and abiotic stress mitigation for soybean maturity groups 0 – IV.
The NCSRP is seeking collaborative multi-state soybean research project renewal requests and new proposals for funding to begin on October 1, 2019. The NCSRP Board will fund research projects that address their goals to increase soybean grower productivity and profitability while improving environmental stewardship. The NCSRP will fund both applied and basic research, and the communication of research results, to provide short- and long-term practical benefit to Midwestern soybean producers.
Please see the following information for additional details about this opportunity:
Proposals are submitted by providing an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format and 2 original hard copies of the completed proposal to Sue Heath at email@example.com by May 24, 2019. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ed Anderson, telephone (515) 334-1059 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.