The purpose of these funds is to support research in Viticulture, Enology, or Pomology and to support students studying in these areas.

Proposals that focus on research projects that impact the Pennsylvania wine industry will have the highest priority. Full-time graduate student support is highly encouraged, but funds can also be used to support undergraduate students, expendable supplies, or small equipment.

Amount

A total of $60,000 for two fiscal years (2021/2022 and 2022/2023).

Guidelines

  • Proposals are restricted to 5 pages of text, figures, and tables.
  • Proposals should include a project description, role of individual personnel in the project, relevance of the proposed research to the PA wine industry, and if applicable, the ability to leverage industry funds or in-kind support.

  • Annual budgets should be developed for a two year period. Second year funding is dependent on demonstrating satisfactory progress toward the goals proposed for the first year of funding.
    • Provide brief justifications for the expected use of funds.
      • Fringe benefits must be built into budgets where assistantships, salaries, or wages are supported.
      • Faculty supplemental salary cannot be requested on these proposals.
    • Objectives should be clearly tied to procedures and anticipated results.
      • Clear metrics of first year accomplishments must be identified so that progress can be evaluated for second year funding.
      • A progress report relative to initial metrics for evaluation and any proposed changes in the project must be submitted by May 31, 2022 with a request for continued funding in the second year.
  • Submit a unified pdf to Research and Graduate Education via the submission portal linked below by 5:00PM Friday, May 14, 2021.

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. This group will establish scientific merit of proposals and the final selection will be based upon these reviews.

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