Call for Exploratory Projects

For Information Only - Deadline has passed

Grants funded by the Horticulture CRSP require the participation of Principal Investigators from a qualified US university or universities, and colleagues from Universities, Government or Private Institutions, and/or NGOs in target countries in the developing world. We recognize that many researchers in the U.S. and in developing countries have the interest and capability to conduct appropriate research and training programs, but have not developed the teams or the background information that would ensure success in an application for a Pilot Project (the major grants funded by the Horticulture CRSP).  The intent of the Horticulture CRSP Exploratory Projects is to provide funding that will encourage formation of such teams and the acquisition of background or preliminary information that can provide the basis for a competitive Pilot Project application. Exploratory Projects will be funded for one year, from October 1, 2010 to September 30 2011. Approximately $750,000 will be devoted to the Exploratory Project Award program.  The maximum amount awarded per project will be $75,000.

Important Dates:

  • Applications due: July 1, 2010 
  • Funding decisions:  August 1, 2010 
  • Project start date: October 1, 2010
  • Project completed: September 30, 2011