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The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) is committed to research that solves problems and investigates new areas relevant to agriculture, food, forestry and the environment. The Office of Research & Graduate Education is responsible for the policies and procedures associated with formula funded and competitive research projects. We encourage fundamental research to gain basic knowledge in relevant agriculture fields, and multidisciplinary collaborations between institutions, agencies and fields of study to advance national goals established by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA)

Support for the development and processing of grant and contract proposals is provided by our Manager of Grants Development, Nancy Abbott. The Grants Development Office (GDO) exists to facilitate and streamline the grant application process, and to liaise between CAHNR faculty and UConn's Sponsored Program Services Services include advice and consultation on proposal preparation, interpretation of sponsor guidelines and requests for proposals, development of budgets, review of draft proposals, and submitting of final proposals to Sponsored Program Services for formal review, approval, and submission to the sponsor. The GDO also provides training to graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty on the grants development process.

In addition, research is supported by the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) which administers federal formula funds. Formula funds are distributed to approximately 90 approved projects annually. Projects are prioritized within departments and budgets support personnel, supplies, and travel to multistate research meetings.

CAHNR also supports Graduate Research through assistance with grant proposals, professional development, and the Graduate Research Council.   

 

 

Research Highlights

This annual publication provides summaries of the research activities of selected faculty, staff and students from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

New 2015 Highlights of Research Publication

News and Events

 


 

Grant Announcements:

Congratulations! 

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

 

Extension:

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

 

Kinesiology:

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. 

New NIMSS database users manual