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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

Formula Fund Application Process

New and revised project proposals are due March 11, 2016 for a project start date of October 1, 2016.

Hatch/Multistate/McIntire-Stennis/Animal Health Application Process:

  1. Complete page one of the Proposal Cover Page and a project proposal.  Follow the details instructions on pages 2-3 of the Cover Page.  
  2. Prepare a list of the names and contact information of three reviewers that have agreed to perform the review for your proposal. Reviewers can be chosen from the same department and may include the department head.  However, one reviewer must be from outside of your department.  SAES will contact the reviewers and be responsible for securing the Peer Review Forms from the reviewers and returning them to the PI for consideration. Investigators must submit a written response to each of the points in the reviews.
  3. Submit a PI and Department Head signed Cover Page, Project Proposal, and the names and contact information of three reviewers to Lynn Grabowski ( SAES, Unit 4010, by March 11, 2016 for a project start date of October 1, 2016.
  4. An internal review of the proposals follows.
  5. Approved Proposals will be announced in May.
  6. PI completes USDA REEport project initiation forms. Forms are due to USDA by July 1. REEport instructions
  7. USDA approval process July-October. Based on available funding, KFS accounts and budgets are established upon USDA approval for a project start date of October 1.

Multistate Application Process

  1. Prepare a brief (3 page limit) addendum to a new or current Multistate Project. Submit to Lynn Grabowski (, SAES, Unit 4010. Multistate Instructions.
  2. Prepare an Appendix E for each participant. See Multistate Instructions for the NIMSS Appendix E procedures. Obtain internal project approval.
  3. Complete USDA REEport project initiation forms for SAES approved proposals. 
  4. USDA approval process July-October.
  5. Based on available funding, KFS accounts and budgets are established upon USDA approval for a project start date of October 1.

News and Events



Grant Announcements:


Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Bravo-Ureta, Boris E, $149,988, A New Look at Total Factor Productivity and Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: An Analysis of U.S. Agriculture, 12/16/2015, USDA/NIFA


Animal Science:

Amalaradjou, Mary Anne, $149,961, Investigating the Beneficial Role of Cheese Starter Cultures in the Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Mouse Colitis Model, 11/02/2015, USDA/NIFA

Venkitanarayanan, Kumar S, $142,463, Natural and Environment-Friendly Approaches for Improving the Microbiological Safety of Cantaloupes, 11/03/2015, USDA/NIFA



Bonelli, Joseph, $250,000 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Promotion, Education and Training for Connecticut Farmers and Growers, 2015-2016, 10/12/2015, USDA/Department of Agriculture


Bonelli, Joseph, $71,758, 2015 NESARE CT, MA, RI Joint Outreach,11/05/2015, USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture/University of Vermont


Wilson, Emily H., $99,906, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online 2015-2016 Work Plan, 12/10/2015, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection



Casa, Douglas J, $19,534, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School (Hartford Public Schools) and University of Connecticut, 11/04/2015, Hartford Public Schools


Natural Resources and the Environment:

Fahey, Robert T, $59,941, Collaborative Research: EAGER-NEON: Is Canopy Structural Complexity a Global Predictor of Primary Production?: Using NEON to Transform Understanding of Forest Structure-Function, 11/24/2015, NSF/BIO/Directorate for Biological Sciences


Volin, John, $339,062, Evaluation of Airborne & Mobile LiDAR Technologies for Monitoring Roadside Vegetation and Utility Infrastructure, 12/11/2015, Eversource


Volin, John, $1,213,521, Stormwise: Vegetation Management and Modeling for Storm Resistant Trees, Resilient Power and Sustainable Futures, 12/11/2015 Eversource


USDA Integrated Grants and Logic Model

A logic model is a conceptual tool for planning and evaluation which displays the sequence of actions that describes what the science-based program is and will do.


How to Join a Multistate Project


Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

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