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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)

Grant proposal support is provided by our Grants Development Officer, Nancy Abbott (Grants Development Office). Support services are provided to facilitate and streamline the grant application process, and to liaise between CANR faculty and UConn's Office for Sponsored Programs. Services include budget development, budget justifications, coordinating subaward proposal requirements, and facilitating proposal submission to the Office for Sponsored Programs.

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.

CANR 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 om the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

News and Events

 


Grant Announcements

December 2013 - January 2014

Congratulations! 

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Bureau, Paul
Recovery form Catastrphic Weather: Mold Exposure and Health-Related Training

UCHC, $17,500

 

Duffy, Valerie
UConn School and Family-Based Nutrition Education - SNAP-ED
CT Department of Social Services/USDA/FNS, $113,885

 

Duffy, Valerie

NHANES Chemosensory Development and Implementation Protocol
Westat/PHS/Center for Disease Control and Prevention, $106,475

Huedo-Median, Tania

Methodology for Managing and Analyzing Big Data from Scientific Evdence in Public Health

UConn Research Foundation (UCRF), $25,000

Lai, Laijun
Generation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and T-cell Progenitors from Human ESCs  

CT Department of Public Health, $500,000

 

Valiquette, E., Extension
CT 4-H Mentoring Project

National 4-H Council, $61,500, 12/1/13-1/31/15

Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Bravo-Ureta, Boris 

Capacity Buildign for Agricultural Education and Research (CBARE) in Senegal: A needs assessment of the expected demand for professionals trained in agricultural sciences in Senegal

VA Tech,/USDA, $194,032

Bravo-Ureta, Boris

An Integrated Global Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality

University of Georgia/USAID, $7,673

Campbell, Benjamin

Increasing the Value of CT Speciality Crops through Increased Labeling and Access

CT Department of Agriculture, &73,163

Department of Extenstion

Cutz, German

Birth to Five Newsletter

CT Department of Educations, $8,500

Fusco-Rollins, Maryann

CT 4-H Mentoring Program

CT Judicial Branch, Governor's Prevention Partnership, $3,750

Gray, Pamela

CT 4-H Military Partnerships

KS State University/USDA NIFA, $23,000

Hyde, Bruce

Affordable Housing Training for the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor

US HUD, Capitol Region Council of Governments, $21,000

Valiquette, Edith

CT 4-H Mentoring Project

US DOJ, National 4-H Council, $123,000

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Meyer, Thomas

Implementing and Testing a Real-Time Network Positioning System for The CT DOT's Digital Design Environment

CT DOT/US DOT, $11,640

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Chun, Ock

Chokeberry Polyphenols Promote Bone Health

Nutricia Research Foundation, $31,651

Drake, Linda

CT SNAP-ED:  Food Security Project

CT Department of Social Services, USDA FNS, $113,936

Lee, Ji-Young

Cell Bioenergetics Analyser

USDA NIFA, $50,000

Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Concklin, Mary

Trap Cropping for Spotted Wing Drosophila Control

USDA/CT Dept of Agriculture, $15,796

Ellis, Donna

CT School IPM Coalition

CT DEEP, $2,250

Department of Pathobiology & Veterinary Science

Smyth, Joan

Testing of a Non-Virulent NetB Positive Strain of C. Perfrengens

US Poultry & Egg Assocation, $55,520

 


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

Multistate Project seeking participants: 

 

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.