IPM Enhancement Grants

 

Southern IPM Center IPM Enhancement Grants 2017

Request for Applications

 

The Southern Region IPM Center requests applications for the IPM Enhancement Grants Program through one Request for Application. This RFA solicits proposals for IPM Documents, Working Groups, Seed and Capstone projects.

YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE RFAS AND REQUIRED FORMS FROM THIS PAGE. TO ACCESS THE RFA AND REQUIRED FORMS, CLICK HERE.

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

NOTE: This page is only the announcement of the RFA, and information on how to submit your proposal. To access the RFA itself, you must click here. Please follow directions within the RFA after downloading it.

WEBINAR: We will conduct a webinar about the new RFA format on Friday, October 14, at 2 PM ET. Please register online at http://bit.ly/2dqB69T.

To see a video about how to use the proposal system, go to http://bit.ly/1RdY0xB

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposals must be submitted in electronic format no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 18, 2016.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ONLY

We require electronic submission through our project reporting system. No printed submissions will be accepted.

SIGNATURES

The Cover and Assurance forms must be completed and submitted electronically. The first page of the form contains a space for the Authorized Organizational Representative's name. The Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) must check the box indicating institutional approval of the entire proposal including all pages of this form.

NOTE: Please use the forms provided by our system, NOT forms downloaded from Grants.gov. Be sure to use THIS YEAR's forms. Do not use forms from a previous IPM Enhancement grant RFA.

PROCESS

If you have never submitted a proposal before, click on "Don't have a login and password?" and fill out the form. You will be e-mailed a login and password. When you log in, the system will ask you to change the password. If you do not remember your password, please do not enter all of your information again. Click on "Forgot your password?" to change your password. Do this even if you can't remember whether or not you are in the system; you will be prompted to enter all of your information if you are not in the system.

IMPORTANT: When you submit your proposal, submit each form separately. Do NOT merge everything into one document.

NOTE: Please use the Cover and Assurances form from this year's forms. Do NOT use a SF 424 form from USDA.

The last "form" is for your reference only. It is the reporting template that you will use to submit your report at the end of your project. Please use it as a decision tool during your data collection and project planning processes. Do NOT upload the form with your proposal.

Adobe Acrobat files and Word files must be submitted as PDFs. The budget and Conflict of Interest list must be submitted as Excel files.

4. When you are ready to submit your proposal, click on "Submit My Proposal." This will take you to an online form, where you will fill out information about your state and institution, project name, funding requested, summary and objectives. DO NOT USE COMMAS OR OTHER PUNCTUATION WHEN ADDING THE FUNDING REQUESTED. Just put the amount in number form, with no punctuation.

5. The next screen will ask you for the PI names. Use the drop down list first to see if you are on the list. If you are NOT on the list, add your information in the online form below the drop down list. When you are finished entering PIs, click the blue text that says "No more PIs."

6. You will then be able to submit the forms. Each form MUST be submitted separately.

You will be able to upload, edit, delete and change anything during the submission process UNTIL you click the "Submit my Proposal" button. After that, you will not have access to your proposal. If you hit this button by mistake, call or e-mail Rosemary Hallberg at 919-513-8182.

QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS

Content Issues: Contact Jean Jacques DuboisDanesha Seth Carley (919-513-8189) or Joe LaForest with questions.

Technical Issues: Please contact Alex Belskis (919-513-8183) or Rosemary Hallberg (919-513-8182).