IPM Partnership Grants
Note: The application period for 2015 grants has ended as of November 20, 2014.
Projects funded through the IPM Partnership Grants Program must further the mission of the Northeastern IPM Center, address or identify regional IPM stakeholder priorities, and benefit the region at large. Extension projects are encouraged. The current project types are: (1) IPM Working Groups, (2) IPM Issues, and (3) Regional IPM Communications.
The Northeastern IPM Center began funding projects through the IPM Partnership Grants Program in 2004. The Center has primary responsibility for administering this program and writes the Request for Applications (RFA) with input from regional stakeholders.
Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and private individuals are eligible to apply. Project Directors (PDs) must reside in the Northeast or provide sufficient justification as to why they are seeking funds from outside their own region. Co-PDs may be from outside the region. Note: In order to receive funding, award recipients will need to meet criteria fulfilling Cornell University and Federal government requirements (see example subaward agreement (DOC) and subcontractor questionnaire (DOC)), and must have a Dun & Bradstreet (D-U-N-S) number. Applicants should therefore review these requirements to ensure they will be able to meet the criteria, if funded.
A total of $400,000 is available for 2015, with a maximum of $50,000 per project depending on project type. There is a 24-month time limit on funded projects.
- Grants manager: If you have questions about the program, contact Jana Hexter.
- Technical support: If you need help submitting proposals or reports online, contact Kevin Judd.
- Requests for Applications: If you would like to receive notice of RFA releases, sign up to receive our email news.
Application Process and Sample Documents
Request for Applications (RFA) and Application Submissions: Applications are submitted via the Center’s online grants database system. The application period for 2015 grants has ended as of November 20, 2014.
Budget Information: A detailed budget justification is required as part of the application. The sections included in the budget justification and level of detail will vary based on your proposed project. A Sample Budget Justification (PDF) is available to download.
- NIFA’s IPM planning and evaluation site
- NIFA logic models page
- Background on logic models with links to templates and examples (Univ. of Wisconsin Extension)
- Sample logic model (PDF) (Abawi RIPM 2009)
- Toolkit for Assessing IPM Outcomes and Impacts: A resource designed for researchers and extension scientists as an aid to developing and implementing evaluation for IPM projects.
- Evaluation Resource Guide: A list of resources to help with the logic model and evaluation sections of your proposal
- Evaluation Webinars: The Northeastern IPM Center is hosting two webinars on project evaluation on October 30 and November 13.
Software for PDF File Conversion: Our proposal submission system accepts PDF files; all documents you upload must be in this format. You probably already have software on your computer that can open PDF files, such as the RFA posted above, but you might not have software to convert files into this format. A list of free PDF conversion software is available to help you convert your documents. Please convert your electronic document files rather than scanning images of paper printouts whenever possible. Feel free to contact us in advance of the application deadline if you need help converting your grant application files to PDF.