Call for CAMTech Research Proposals, due May 30

Call for Proposals

The National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech) announces a call for proposals for research projects to begin January 1, 2015.

Research

Proposals should be for pre-competitive research related to arthropod or nematode management. The use of agriculturally relevant organisms is encouraged.

Eligibility

The CAMTech call for proposals is open to all faculty members at the CAMTech university sites (Iowa State University and University of Kentucky). Collaborative projects between faculty members at a center site with experts at other institutions are also accepted.

Funding

Funding will be considered for any allowable expenditure necessary to achieve the project goals, including but not limited to: stipends for post-doctoral research associates and graduate students, supplies and travel. Funding should be included in the budget for attendance of two CAMTech industry advisory board (IAB) meetings per year. Funding per project is limited to a maximum of $65,000 direct costs per year with funding for a period of between 1 and 3 years. 

Application process

To apply, please submit a one page executive summary using the template below to camtech@iastate.edu by Friday, May 30. Please use the same email address if you have any questions. Principal Investigators of the five selected pre-proposals will be notified by early July and provided with a full proposal template. The deadline for submission of full proposals (totaling 4 pages in length) is Friday, August 15, 2014. Note that these full proposals will be presented in person at the CAMTech IAB meeting, to be held September 10-12, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky at which funding recommendations will be made.

For further information about the center, please see www.ent.iastate.edu/camtech

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