Funding Available for Selected IPM Projects
Center to award up to $200K for winning projects
The Northeastern IPM Center has announced a request for applications (RFA) for project funding for the coming year through our IPM Partnership Grants Program. Submissions will be accepted through November 15.
The program is supported by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Up to $200,000 in total will be available for 2020, with a maximum of $50,000 per award in most cases, to fund projects that foster the development and adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) methods.
Project Types and Land-Grant Considerations
The program supports three project types: IPM Applied Research, IPM Working Groups, and IPM Communications.
Applied Research projects that are led by an 1890 land-grant institution—or include one as a project partner—are eligible for up to three additional points based on the scope and depth of the collaboration. Projects that include a significant collaboration with an 1890 land-grant institution may be eligible for a maximum of $60,000.
Program History and Priorities for 2020
The Center has run the IPM Partnership Grants Program since 2004, investing almost $6 million in some 270 projects in the Northeast region.
This year, the Center is particularly interested in projects that address regional priorities falling within our five signature program areas: IPM and Organic Systems, Rural and Urban IPM, Climate Change and Pests, Next Generation Education, and Advanced Production Systems.
Who Should Apply and When
Public and private institutions or organizations, businesses, commodity groups, and individuals are eligible to apply.
All project directors (PDs) must work and conduct the relevant work in the Northeast. Co-PDs may be from outside the region.
Applications must be submitted online and are due by Friday, November 15, 2019. An informational webinar about the RFA was held October 9 and a recording is available at neipmc.org/go/rfawebinar2020.
For more information about 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.