FY 16 Hatch and McIntire-Stennis Call for Proposals Due 9/5

The WAES call for proposals is generally released during the summer with a proposal deadline in the beginning of September. Funding decisions are announced between December and January, annually. Projects begin October 1st the following year.

FY 2016 Call for Proposals

New/Important this year:

  1. Opportunity for five-year proposals – prior approval deadline August 8th
  2. Updated budget request guidelines
  3. Expanded USDA priority goals
  4. Submission of reviewer names
  1. Hatch Projects (individual investigator, multidisciplinary, and multistate)
  2. McIntire-Stennis (M-S) Projects (individual investigator and multidisciplinary)

Funding Period: FY 2016 (October 1, 2015- September 30, 2016)

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014, by 4:30 p.m.
Submit proposals to the CALS Research Division Office via WISPER. Requests for deadline extensions will not be granted.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Proposals received after 4:30pm on September 5, 2014 will not be considered.
  • Proposals must be submitted via the WISPER system.
  • Proposals must include all approvals (Chair/Administrator/Co-PIs) in order to be considered.
  • Attachments to the WISPER record must include budget worksheet, as well as a full proposal.
    NOTE: The budget worksheet now includes a timeline component. This additional tab in the budget worksheet document must be completed in order for proposals to be considered.
  • Document type selected must be “Hatch”
  • Proposals must be routed to Casey Hillmer.

Review Schedule: October-November 2014

Funding Decisions Announced: December 2014 – January 2015

Proposal Materials:

See the Budget Worksheet Guide for additional information on completing this document.

If you are using a Mac – once changes have been made to the Excel spreadsheet, save it as an MS Excel Workbook (File > Save As > MS Excel Workbook)

For Additional Information/Assistance:

Angie Seitler at (608) 261-1432,
Casey Hillmer at (608) 262-2397,