CERANR FY2018-19 Call for Proposals – due Jan. 12

2017-18 Proposals due Jan. 12, 2018

For complete application materials, visit: UW-Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR)


The UW-Consortium for Extension and Research in Agriculture and Natural Resources (CERANR) will make available approximately $125,000 for faculty and staff-led cooperative research for new one or two-year projects for eligible faculty and staff located at UW-Madison, -Platteville, -River Falls, and -Stevens Point. Research priorities are:

*Advancing Knowledge that Promotes Economic Development in Support of Local and State Efforts for a Growing and Healthy Bio-based Economy

*Sustainable Agricultural, Forestry and Aquatic Systems (including Communities)

*Plant, Animal, Human, and Ecosystem Health, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Quality

Eligibility Requirements

Applications for funding must include at least one UW-Madison faculty member and a faculty member from at least one of the non-Madison CERANR represented colleges or schools as collaborators.

Principal Investigators must be budgeted with PI status in the agriculture or natural resource units represented in CERANR. CERANR units include: UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Platteville, College of Business Industry Life Science and Agriculture; UW-River Falls, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences; and UW-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources.

Those faculty or staff who are not budgeted through a CERANR unit may be included as a Co-PI when the proposal includes a CERANR-affiliated PI.

Staff members with Principal Investigator (PI) status may apply for CERANR grant with the approval of their respective supervisor and Dean.

Faculty/staff PI’s are encouraged to consider including county-based and non-integrated UWEX faculty and staff on projects as team members.

Application Process

1) Download the CERANR FY2018-2019 Full Call for Proposals
2) Submit proposals including the project description and required application documents and signatures.

Please submit proposals as a PDF document to at the UW-Madison, CALS Research Division by Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

Proposals should move from faculty/staff up through Department Chairs. Department Chairs should review the proposal(s) and indicate their decision on approval to your Dean or designee, who will then sign on behalf of your college or school prior to submission. Proposals without approved signatures from all Deans’ or Deans’ designees will not be accepted for review. The official list of Deans’ designees will be determined by each CERANR institution.

Please direct all inquiries to Casey Hillmer, (608) 262-2397 or