must be submitted in the following format using the forms provided in the IPM
Application Forms Package. Please
note that the Application for Funding form and the IPM Budget have been modified
to enable applicants to include information pertaining to research, extension,
or joint research-extension projects. You
need only to complete these forms as they pertain to the type of project for
which you are applying.
A. Application for Funding
copy of the application must contain the pen-and-ink signature(s) of the
proposing principal investigator(s)/project director(s).
Any proposed principal investigator/project director or co-principal
investigator/co-project director whose signature does not appear on the
Application for Funding form will not be listed on any resulting grant award.
Please pay particular attention to the following blocks:
1. Total Funds Requested (Block 14). Accurately include the amount requested from research funds (P.L.
89-106) and/or extension funds (Smith-Lever 3(d)). This is important since it will be an indicator of whether
the proposal is a research, extension, or a combined research-extension
2. Certification (following Block 22). Proposals require the following Authorized Organizational
Representative's (AOR) signatures. An
AOR is an individual who possesses the necessary authority to commit the
institution's time and other relevant resources to the project:
Required AOR Signature(s)
Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station or other AOR
Director of the Cooperative Extension Service
Effort Proposal: (1)
Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station or other AOR, and (2) the
Director of the Cooperative Extension Service
B. Table of Contents
ease in locating information, each proposal must contain a detailed table of
contents. The Table of Contents
should be placed after the Application for Funding form and contain page number
references for each component of the proposal.
a brief description (no more than one page) of the problem or opportunity, and
D. The Problem, Background,
why current technologies are inadequate and how the proposed approach will help
improve the pest management system. Address
the specific needs identified in this solicitation and identify the relative
importance of the strategy(ies) to an improved pest management system in the
region/area, and the potential applicability of the proposed approach to other
E. Literature Review
ongoing or completed work (local/regional/national) that is relevant.
clear, concise, complete, and logically arranged statement(s) of the specific
aims of the proposed effort along with details of the anticipated
G. Approach and Procedures
how each of the stated objectives will be reached.
Include appropriate experimental design and experimental units, reference
methods to be used and appropriate statistical analysis.
Include a timetable for the start and completion of each phase of the
project. For a combined
research-extension proposal, describe how the project will be managed,
particularly how coordination between research and extension components will be
achieved and maintained. Provide
detailed plans for evaluation of the project and how successful impacts and
outcomes will be measured. Include
specific evaluation objectives with specific impact indicators (e.g., adoption
rate, number of acres impacted, pesticide use, profitability) that will be used
to measure the success of the project.
H. Literature Cited
citations should be accurate, complete, written in acceptable journal format,
and be appended to the proposal.
I. Cooperation and
Institutional Units Involved
each institutional unit contributing to the project.
Identify each State in a multiple-State proposal and designate the lead
State. When appropriate, the
project should be coordinated with the efforts of other State and/or national
programs. Clearly define the roles
and responsibilities of each institutional unit of the project team, if
J. Key Personnel
key personnel in the proposed project and their specific roles in the proposed
project. Each individual must
provide a current vita (2 page maximum), listing the most relevant publications.
separate conflict of interest list must be submitted with the proposal for each
investigator for whom a curriculum vitae is required.
This list is necessary to assist program staff in excluding from proposal
review those individuals who have conflicts of interest with the project
personnel in the grant proposal.
For each investigator (and other personnel as described in the program
description), list alphabetically the full names of only the individuals in the
following categories. It is not
necessary to list individuals in each category separately; rather, a single
alphabetized list of each investigator is preferred.
Other investigators working in the applicant's specific research area are
not in conflict of interest with the applicant unless those investigators fall
within one of the categories listed below.
Additional pages may be used as necessary. A conflict of interest list must be submitted before a
proposal is considered complete. Inclusion
of a curriculum vitae or publication list in lieu of a conflict of interest list
is not sufficient.
All collaborators on research projects within the past five years, including
current and planned collaborations;
All co-authors on publications within the past five years, including pending
publications and submissions;
All persons in your field with whom you have had a consulting or financial
arrangement within the past five years
All thesis or postdoctoral advisees/advisors within the past five years.
the project includes consulting, collaborative, or subcontractual arrangements,
such arrangements should be fully explained and justified.
In addition, evidence should be provided that the collaborators involved
have agreed to render these services such as a letter of intent from the
individual or organization.
proposal must include a detailed budget form for each year of requested support
and a budget form that summarizes total project costs for the duration of the
project. For a combined
research-extension proposal, funds must be distributed in both the research and
extension columns of the budget form. See
the budget instructions included in the IPM Application Forms Package.
M. Budget Narrative
detailed budget narrative must be included for research and extension
activities. If consulting,
collaborative arrangements, or subcontractual arrangements are included in the
proposal, these arrangements should be fully explained and the rate of pay for
any consultants must be included as direct costs.
Letters of intent or other evidence should be provided that collaborators
involved have agreed to render these services.
A proposed statement of work and a budget for each arrangement involving
the transfer of substantive programmatic work or the providing of financial
assistance to a third party must be provided.
Each State involved in multiple State proposals must be identified and
the lead State noted.
N. Research Involving
CSREES-662, Assurance Statement, must be completed and included in the proposal
if it is anticipated that the research project will involve recombinant DNA or
RNA research, animal care, or the protection of human subjects.
O. Current and Pending
proposal must contain Form CSREES-663. NOTE:
This proposal should be identified in the pending section of Form
P. Peer and Merit Review
signing the Application for Funding form, the Authorized Organizational
Representative of the applicant institution is providing the required
certification that the proposal has received/will receive a credible and
independent peer and merit review arranged by the institution.
(See Section V.)
Q. Other Certifications
that by signing the Application for Funding form the applicant is providing the
required certifications regarding Debarment and Suspension and Drug-Free
Workplace. The certification forms
are included in this application package for informational purposes only. It is not necessary to submit these forms with your proposal.
R. Compliance with the
National Environmental Policy Act
outlined in 7 CFR Part 3407 (CSREES regulations implementing NEPA), the
environmental data for any proposed project is to be provided to CSREES so that
CSREES may determine whether any further action is needed; therefore, Form
CSREES-1234, "NEPA Exclusions Form," must be completed indicating
whether the applicant is of the opinion that the project falls within a
categorical exclusion and the reasons therefore.
S. Current Research
Information System (CRIS)
FORMS, Forms AD-416 and AD-417, apply only to the Pub. L 89-106 funds and will
be requested if a proposal is identified for funding.