The purpose of this endowment shall be to support a College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member focusing on dairy in their teaching or extension programs, with the intent that the investment will help the awardee leverage future funding opportunities in any or all of these functional areas, for Animal Science or Food Science.

Only one submission per academic unit is allowed. Approval of the applicant's department head will be required.

Eligibility

One faculty member focusing on dairy per academic department, for Animal Science or Food Science.

Amount

$14,500 available for the 2022/2023 fiscal year.

Guidelines

Deadline extended until May 15, 2022. The proposal should include:

  • Proposed project with objectives and expected outcomes (2 pages maximum).
  • How results from the investment of Nesbitt funds are likely to lead to additional funding from other sources.
  • Brief budget and justification for the expected use of the funds within the time-frame of July 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023. Funds cannot be used for faculty supplemental salary. Other personnel is permitted and will be charged the appropriate fringe amount.

Please note that these funds must be expended by May 31, 2023, to allow for clearing the budget by June 30. Any remaining funds will revert to our office and will be used per donor guidelines.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education with consultation from appropriate department heads or faculty members as needed.

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802