Funding Opportunities for the Western Region

IR-4 Biopesticide and Organic Support Research Program 2012 Request for Proposals (Deadline is November 7, 2011)

From: Rebecca Sisco
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 6:54 AM
Subject: IR-4 Biopesticide Grant Program- First announcement 2012 Program

Please see the announcement for IR-4 Biopesticide Grants below. The deadline for proposals is November 7, 2011.

Questions, please contact Michael Braverman (IR-4 Headquarters) or me.


Rebecca (Becky) Sisco
Western Region IR-4 Center
Regional Field Coordinator
UC Davis
Dept. of Environmental Toxicology
4218 Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8588
530-752-7634 (phone)
530-752-2866 (fax)
530-867-1664 (cell)

Subject: Biopesticide Grant Program- First announcement 2012 Program

The IR-4 Biopesticide and Organic Support Program announces a request for grant proposals for funding of efficacy research in 2012.

IR-4 is especially interested in proposals containing biopesticides as resistance management tools, rotated with conventional products and for use as a part of organic production systems. While resistance management is an important interest, the proposal must still have a majority focus on biopesticides.

Project proposals will be accepted in Early, Advanced and Demonstration stage categories. The total amount of funding available will be around $ 400,000 but is subject to Federal funding.

The primary objective of the IR-4 Biopesticide Research Program is to further the development and registration of biopesticides for use in pest management systems for specialty crops or for minor uses on major crops.

Deadline for proposals is November 7, 2011.

*See the Grant Procedure and Application Form at the following link:

It's a large file so it might take a few minutes to come up.

I would appreciate your distribution to those that might be interested. Please contact me if you have any difficulty downloading the Word file or have questions about this program.


Michael Braverman, Ph.D.
Manager, Biopesticide and Organic Support Program
IR-4 Project, Rutgers University
500 College Road East, Suite 201W
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Tel (732) 932-9575 ext 4610
Fax 609.514.2612

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