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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

Instructions to Join a Multistate Project

  1. Complete an Application Cover Page
  2. Prepare a brief, approximately 3 page addendum.  See below instructions.
  3. Submit to Lynn Grabowski, (  Experiment Station, Unit 4010 
  4. Prepare Appendix E for each participant.  Research Commitments definitions are attached.  See below Appendix E instructions.

To View the Multistate Project:

  1. Go to the National Information Management Support System.
  2. Insert your login and password. (If you don't have a login ID, you'll need to register, also at the URL above.)
  3. In the Top Menu, Select Project -> Select View Projects
  4. To see one project, select Search for Project and enter the project number.  To see all projects Select National MRF Portfolio.

To Create an Appendix E:

  1. Go to the National Information Management Support System.
  2. Insert your login and password. (If you don't have a login, you'll need to register, also at the above URL.)
  3. In the Top Menu, Select Participants -> Select Draft/Edit
  4. On the Left side Menu, Select "Draft New"
  5. Select the project number
  6. Fill out the form.
  7. Click on Submit.

Please contact the Administrative Adviser if you have questions about the proposed project. Contact Lynn Grabowski ( , phone 486-0179, if you have questions about the use of NIMSS.

Research Commitments – Definitions

Definition Of Scientist Year (Sy), Professional Year (Py) And Technical Year (Ty)

Scientist Year (SY) - This is the portion of time for scientists (Assistant Professor, Assistant Scientist, and above) who are responsible for creative scientific study, thought, originality, judgments, and accomplishments directly assignable to the activity reported.

Professional Year (PY) - This is the portion of time for persons who hold positions in professional categories and who are assigned to research activities of the project. Such professionals usually hold a bachelors and/or masters degree(s). Graduate students, by virtue of their degree and acceptance in graduate school, may be categorized as "professionals."  1/2 GA = .25

Technical Year (TY) - This is the portion of time for technicians, aids, and laboratory assistants assigned in support of a project or an activity.

Format For Addendum To Multistate Research Project
(please number cover page as page 1)

Addendum To (Project #) Multistate Project Covering Research At University Of Connecticut (Department)

Title: Identical to regional project.

Objectives: Identical to regional project.  Include only those objectives to be undertaken by the Storrs station.

Project Leaders: List all principal investigators showing the area of specialization.

Procedures: The working plans and methods to be used by the participant in attaining each of the stated objectives.  A procedure statement should include the state’s interdependent contribution with at least one other state for each objective and should relate to the procedures described in the regional project outline.

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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