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CANR Grants Development Office

Proposal Development and Processing--Overview

The University requires that all grant and contract proposals have been approved by the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) before they are submitted to the sponsor.   At CANR, the Grants Development Office reviews all proposals first and then sends them through OSP for final review and formal approval.

For a quick overview about how proposals are handled within CANR and tips for avoiding common mistakes, please click on the following link for a Powerpoint presentation entitled CANR Sponsored Project Proposal Process.  Detailed instructions for preparing a proposal accurately and on-time are found on the CANR Proposal Instructions page.

The CANR proposal preparation and review process can require several days before the proposal is ready to submit to OSP for approval.  To meet OSP's deadline for receipt of proposals for them to approve of 5 business days in advance of the sponsor's due date, and to receive as much administrative assistance as is possibly available, please contact the grants office ( early in the proposal development process. This will allow for the best coordination of effort and support to ensure a timely, error-free proposal submission.  

Please be aware that when proposals are submitted late to OSP, OSP will not have the time to conduct a review prior to submission and the opportunity to detect errors may be missed that could result in your proposal being rejected by the sponsor or during the web portal validation.

Principal Investigator (PI) Responsibilities:

  • Find a funding opportunity
  • Review RFP, paying close attention to eligibility, project requirements, and due date
  • Begin early!! Preparation of electronic proposals takes longer than most people think it will
  • Follow the CANR Proposal Instructions
  • Submit a complete, final proposal package for review and processing to the GDO (  including all required UConn forms completed and signed through department head level
  • Once approved by OSP, submit your proposal to the sponsor unless the guidelines require OSP to submit on your behalf (as do most federal funding opportunities)

News and Events


Graduate Student Reseach Forum

Save the date: Satuday, March 25th

9am - 3pm Oak Hall

More details here



Grant Announcements:


New grant awards

October-December 2016

SPS full list

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Tatiana Andreyevea, $14,832. Updating the Rudd Tax Calculator, Healthy Food America


Animal Science:

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, $179,826  Understanding Nutrition Through Biomics, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Mary Anne Amalaradjou $95,013, Listeria Monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as influenced by Stone Fruit Operations. USDA/NIFA

Dennis D'Amico, $19,788, Determining the Efficacy of Commercial Protective Cultures for the Control of Salmonella and Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli in Raw Mike for Cheesemaking, Walker (George) Mile Research Fund



Chet Arnold, $144,138,  Water and Sustainability: Education Curriculum using Online Mapping Tools to Support Teaching and Student Learning, USDA/NIFA

David Dickson, $28,000, Nitrogen Outreach Along the Connecticut Coast, EPA/Long Island Sound Office/ CT DEEP

Tessa L. Getchis, $7,573, Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, DOC/NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/UNH



Douglas Casa, $22,039, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools.

Douglas Casa, $24,999, Relationship SMSA and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools. 

Douglas Casa, $7,573, POLAR  Team Pro Validation and Comparison,   Polar Electro

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Beth A. Lawrence, $85,786, Increasing Biodiversity and Habitat Complexity in Invaded Wetlands., EPA/Loyola University Chicago

Anita Morzillo, $253,054, Attitudes Toward Black Bears and their Management in CT, DOI/US Fish and Wildlife Service/CT Dept of Energy and Eniv.Protection

Nutritional Sciences:

Christopher Blesso, $17,057, Anti-inflammatory and Hypolipidemic Effects of Egg Sphingomyelin for the Prevention of AtherosclerosisL A pilot study, American Egg Board


Paulo Verardi, $413,291, Rapid Development of Replication-controlled Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, DHHS/NIH

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Joan E. Allen, $21,000, Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA/Dept of Agriculture

Donna R. Ellis, $6,586, Forest Pest Outreach, USDA/APHIS/CT AG Experiment Station

Jason Henderson, $78,323, Organic Turf and No-Pesticide Turf Demonstration Project, CT Dept of Energy and Envir.Protection



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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