Important upcoming Requests for Proposals

• Expansion of the IPM Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension
• The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award
• The C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program
• Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research

1) Expansion of the Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension (ipmPIPE) to Address New Crop/Pest Complexes of Importance to U.S. Agriculture – 2008

The ipmPIPE Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals to support expansion of the ipmPIPE into new crop/pest complexes. The RFAcan be found at It is available in three formats (HTML, PDF, and Word). The proposal submission process is electronic and instructions are located at Interested parties do not have to register in order to see and download the RFP but they will have to register to submit the proposal. Details for registration and proposal submission are described on the website.

Details of the submission process and proposal format are described in section VI of the RFP. Proposal Preparation. Electronic versions of the proposals must be received by 5:00 pm December 7, 2007. In addition, one signed, paper copy of the complete proposal must be received by the grants manager, John Ayers, no later than 5:00 pm December 14, 2007. [See section VII of the RFP.]

2) The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award will provide financial support to stimulate discovery in early-stage biomedical research that will benefit children. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as one of the 10 research institutions to compete for this award. The Hartwell Foundation requires each selected research institution to hold an internal open competition to identify four nominees, based upon application requirements set forth by the Foundation.

The deadline for this internal competition is Monday, October 22, 2007. The original and 15 complete copies must be delivered by noon to Tracy Cabot in the School of Medicine and Public Health Dean’s Office, 4113 Health Sciences Learning Center, for the internal competition.

3) The C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program promotes the responsible stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources at the local level by providing matching grants for small-scale, natural resource projects and programs. The grant program is named after C.D. “Buzz” Besadny, former head of the Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Foundation co-founder, in honor of his dedication to the conservation of Wisconsin’s natural resources.

Grants awarded through this program range from $100 to $1,500. Grants must be matched 100% by recipient organizations either through cash or in-kind donations. Grant applications must be received in the Natural Resources Foundation office by January 15 of the year in which the grants are awarded. Funds are awarded in early March of each year.

4) Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research. The Program’s goal is to expand the number of outstanding scientists whose research explores the basic biology of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and/or binge eating disorder. The long term goal is to accelerate progress in developing effective treatments for these disorders. Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to molecular genetic analysis of relevant neural circuit assembly and function; animal models created by genetically altering neural circuits; testing of new chemical entities that might be used in animal models as exploratory treatments; and brain imaging approaches that identify neurochemical pathways in patients with these disorders. Clinical psychotherapeutic studies, medication trials and research in the medical complications of eating disorders are currently outside the scope of this Program.

Two-year grants of $400,000 ($200,000 per year inclusive of 10% indirect costs) will be awarded to investigators with a faculty appointment at a U.S. not-for-profit institution. Eligibility is not limited to those investigators currently working in eating disorders research.

The submission deadline for the LOI is January 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Funding begins on June 1, 2008.