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Quick call for additional Hatch and McIntire-Stennis proposals

Because of circumstances described below, the Research Division is issuing a quick call for additional proposals for the Hatch and McIntire-Stennis programs. An additional 4-6 proposals might be funded under each program. Due date is Februrary 5.

Hatch
Due to the requirement that we must commit 25 percent of our Hatch funding portfolio respectively to Multistate projects and to projects with integrated activity, we are issuing another call for proposals for Hatch projects. These can be single investigator or multidisciplinary proposals. Information on Formula Funds can be found at http://www.cals.wisc.edu/research/WAES/Hatch/ . Due date for these proposals is 4:30 PM, February 5, 2007. Priority will be given to Multistate proposals with integrated activity, followed by Multistate and integrated activity proposals respectively. We will be able to fund an additional 4-6 proposals under this call.

Multistate projects proposals must fit within the project objectives of funded projects (National, NC, NE, S or W projects). Information on these projects can be found by logging into the following website as a guest member: http://www.nimss.umd.edu/, clicking on Project Home and then to the National, NC, NE, S for W links for lists and information on projects.
Integrated activities may include undergraduate research experiences, formal inclusion of this work as part of an instructional program, K-12 related instruction or outreach, and other public outreach efforts related to this work including Extension related activities. These efforts must be formally addressed within the proposal.

McIntire-Stennis
Due to the limited number of projects funded under the Call for Proposals this past fall, an additional 4-5 projects can be supported under the McIntire Stennis program (forestry related research). Due date for proposals is 4:30 PM, February 5, 2007. The term “forestry research” as used in this program include investigations relating to: (1) Reforestation and management of land for the production of crops of timber and other related products of the forest; (2) management of forest and related watershed lands to improve conditions of waterflow and to protect resources against floods and erosion; (3) management of forest and related rangeland for production of forage for domestic livestock and game and improvement of food and habitat for wildlife; (4) management of forest lands for outdoor recreation; (5) protection of forest land and resources against fire, insects, diseases, or other destructive agents; (6) utilization of wood and other forest products; (7) development of sound policies for the management of forest lands and marketing of forest products; and (8) such other studies as may be necessary to obtain the fullest and most effective use of forest resources.

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