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Proposals for cooperative research with other UW campuses due Jan. 16

Approximately $100,000 is available for faculty self-initiated cooperative research with counterparts at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls and UW-Stevens Point for fiscal year 2009-10.

Participants must be budgeted faculty or staff with PI status in the agriculture or natural resource colleges represented in the University of Wisconsin Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR). Additional faculty or staff who are not affiliated with a CERANR unit may be included as a Co-PI when the proposal includes a CERANR affiliated PI or Co-PI. The Deans of the respective Colleges have identified critical state research needs, which are outlined in the Annual Call for Proposals (attached). Non-integrated Extension faculty, including but not limited to county agents, are eligible and encouraged to apply for a University of Wisconsin Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR) grant. All applications must include a UW-Madison faculty member and a faculty member from another of the CERANR represented colleges or schools as collaborators. Staff members with Principal Investigator (PI) status may apply for CERANR grant with the approval of their respective Dean.

Interested researchers can access the call for proposals and information about the research priorities at Funds are available to cover expenses (e.g., travel among campuses) associated with proposal development and preparation. Requests should be sent to Richard Straub (

Please submit CERANR proposals electronically to the flowing email address; at the CALS Research Division by FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009. Please scan the signature page (with all required signatures) and include with the proposal you submit electronically.

Please remind members of your faculty who have projects terminating that we anticipate the results to be published. If you have any questions regarding the proposals, contact Richard Straub at 890-0689,