Posted: October 17, 2019

Full proposals due January 20, 2020

General Information

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is soliciting proposals for small fruit (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries primarily) research grants for 2020.  The Association will also consider multi-year proposals to allow researchers to list the Association as a partner in a Specialty Crop grant proposal.  We recognize that such proposals would likely be for future years and would be contingent upon the project being funded by the Specialty Crop program.  We also understand that proposals for Specialty Crop grant projects would be tentative and not necessarily fully developed at this time. The Association would work with researchers through that grant application process.

Association grants are not to be used to cover indirect or overhead expenses.  Please email each proposal to be considered by January 20, 2020, to the Association at  The Directors of the Association are expected to review the proposals at their meeting on January 27, 2020.  Any questions should be directed to William Troxell at 717-694-3596 or

Proposal Format

Proposals should be one to two pages in length and include the following sections:

Title:                            Give the title of the project.

Personnel:                  List the name(s) and qualifications of the persons who will conduct the project.

Introduction:                Describe what the project will address, including any background information.

Objectives:                  Explain the purpose for which the project is to be conducted and the expected results.

Work Statement:        Explain the actual method(s), procedure(s), location(s), technique(s), and all other pertinent details relative to the implementation of the project.

Budget:                       List the following:

                                   Hourly Wages





Duration of Project:    Give the expected duration of the project.  The period funded normally  will be April 1, 2020, to November 30, 2020, unless otherwise specified in the proposal.

Signatures:                 Provide the signatures of the principal investigator(s).

Presentation of Results

            Final reports should be prepared so that growers can readily understand how the project was conducted and how the results impact them in their farming operations.  All reports should be two to four printed pages in length, including any relevent charts or graphs.  The Association reserves the right to edit all copy if necessary.

            The final reports should be submitted by December 7, 2020, by electronic mail to

            A detailed explanation of expenditures should accompany the presentation of results.

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