Northeastern IPM Center Announces Request for Applications for IPM Partnership Grants

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Center to award up to $250,000 for winning projects

Partnership Grants Contact: Jana Hexter, 607.592.1941, jh30@cornell.edu

September 17, 2018, Ithaca, NY—The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center has announced the availability of funding through its IPM Partnership Grants Program, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $250,000 in total will be available for 2019—with a maximum of $60,000 per award—to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management methods. The program offers a Request for Applications (RFA) for each project type: IPM Issues, IPM Working Groups, and IPM Communications.

The Center has facilitated its IPM Partnership Grants Program since 2004, investing over $5.5 million in over 250 projects in the Northeast region. In 2018, the Center is particularly interested in projects that address regional priorities within its five signature programs (not in order of priority) 1) IPM and Organic Systems, 2) Rural and Urban IPM, 3) Climate Change and Pests, 4) Next Generation Education, and 5) Advanced Production Systems.

During the review process, additional points will be given during the review process to projects that are led by or include an 1890 land-grant institution.

Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and individuals are eligible to apply. Project directors (PDs) must reside in the Northeast. Co-PDs may be from outside the region.

Applications must be submitted online and are due by Thursday, November 15, 2018. An informational webinar about the RFA will be held on September 26, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Center’s website for those unable to attend. Individuals can register for the webinar at neipmc.org/go/rfawebinar2019.

For more information on the application process and guidelines and to download the application, visit the Northeastern IPM Center website at www.northeastipm.org or the IPM Partnership Grants Program page at www.northeastipm.org/rfa/partnership

About the Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern IPM Center fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, a science-based and sustainable approach to managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. The Center works to identify and address regional priorities for research, education, and outreach in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings. The Center is committed to improving quality of life—healthy people, thriving farms and ecosystems, and strong communities—through sustainable pest management. For more information on the Northeastern IPM Center and its mission, goals, and history, visit www.northeastipm.org.