The USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) proposal deadline of January 14, 2010 is fast approaching.
If you plan to submit an SCRI proposal, either as a lead PI or as a subcontract to another institution, contact your preaward contact in the CALS Research Division today (if you have not done so already). The matching guidelines and requirements for this opportunity add complexity to the budget and submission and require additional review and approval.
Be sure to review the SCRI Request for Application (http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/specialty_crop.html) carefully when preparing your submission, and also note that all SCRI proposals should be prepared and submitted via Cayuse.
Your preaward contact in the Research Division is here to help navigate this process, so please contact him or her with any questions.