The U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI) is soliciting FY16-17 pre-proposals

The U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI) is now soliciting research pre-proposals for fiscal years 2016-17. The FY16-17 Request for Project Pre-Proposals (RFP) application materials are posted on the USWBSI’s Website at

Proposed research should be based on the FY16-17 Program Descriptions and Research Priorities  ( derived from the goals of the USWBSI’s Action Plan (  The Action Plan will lead to greater collaboration and communication, and more rapid attainment of the Initiative’s mission  “To enhance food safety and supply by reducing the impact of Fusarium Head Blight (scab) on wheat and barley.”

If you are interested in submitting a pre-proposal, please go to the USWBSI’s web page for the FY16-17 RFP (URL above) and carefully read the instructions and follow the step by step procedure that is outlined.  Links to the USWBSI’s Action Plan, Research Area Program Descriptions and Research Priorities, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, and important dates/deadlines can all be found at this site.

The deadline for submission of letter of intent is July 8. If you have any questions regarding the application materials or the pre-proposal process, please contact the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative’s Networking & Facilitation Office by phone at (517) 353-0201 or send an e-mail to