FY 16-17 Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) call for proposals

FY 16-17 ari system-wide pre-proposal opm submission deadline:August 24, 2015

OVERVIEW The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the California State University System (CSU) working for California through university-industry partnerships. ARI provides a diversified, multi-campus applied research program that annually matches $4.37 million in State General Funds with at least one-to-one external support for research on high-priority issues facing California agriculture. The ARI engages the collective expertise of the CSU’s four colleges of agriculture at California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and CSU, Chico along with Cal State Monterey Bay and Humboldt State collaboratively with faculty and research scientists from other CSU and University of California (UC) campuses, the USDA, and other State, Regional and Federal organizations. ARI’s research and technology transfer activities complement the basic research conducted by the nation’s land grant universities and aim to improve the economic viability and sustainability of California agriculture.

ELIGIBILITY Project Directors for ARI projects must be faculty or research scientists from the member or associate campus (CSU Monterey Bay and Humboldt State University) which receives the ARI allocation. For System projects, Project Directors may be faculty or research scientists from member or associate campuses. If from an associate campus, Project Directors must collaborate with member campus personnel. Please contact the CSUMB Sponsored Programs Office for more information.

WRPI faculty research incentive award program


Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) is requesting applications for assigned time funding for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of the WRPI Faculty Research Incentive Award Program is to stimulate CSU faculty members to develop and submit full proposals to external funding agencies and organizations for water-related research and educational projects. Applications to develop full proposals on any fundable topic are eligible, provided they seek to advance or promulgate knowledge of California’s water-related issues and the processes that affect them. In accepting an award, a Principal Investigator (PI) commits to develop and submit a full proposal for external funding through their host campus research office.

ELIGIBILITY All CSUMB assistant, associate and full professors are eligible to apply. Applications from single PIs are permitted, but collaborative applications involving faculty from multiple CSU campuses that promote interdisciplinary, integrative research and/or educational initiatives and that include regional and disciplinary diversity are preferred. Applications seeking assigned time funding to develop new, previously un-submitted full proposals for external funding that are consistent with the WRPI Strategic Plan shall be highly considered. Applications seeking assigned time to revise and re-submit existing proposals (not previously funded) for external funding will be considered as well with appropriate justification.

SUPPORT PROVIDED WRPI anticipates making multiple awards for the 2015-2016 academic year, contingent upon continued funding. This document serves as the RFA for Fall 2015 semesters and quarters, Spring 2016 semesters, or for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 quarters. Assigned time funding is provided based on the system-wide Minimum Annual Rate for Assistant Professor/Lecturer B. At present, this rate is $1,716 per semester weighted teaching unit (WTU) and $1,144 per quarter WTU. Benefits are not included. Funds will be transferred to the award recipient’s College through a Cash Posting Order (CPO) and managed by the respective Dean. Office Awards are not subject to campus indirect costs (facilities and administrative fees[1]) or any other type of fees from any source. Please see the attached for Eligibility, Requirements and Limitations, and Application Instructions.

Please note: The deadline to apply is August 24, 2015, 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Applications must be submitted through campus pre-award offices.