CRDF ANNOUNCES 2018 CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS

 

The Mission of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation is to “Advance disease and production research and product development activities to insure the survival and competitiveness of Florida’s citrus growers through innovation”. The purpose of this CRDF call for pre-proposals is to support the Foundation’s mission by addressing key industry needs. 

Questions and research priorities were discussed during citrus grower input sessions, researcher brainstorming sessions, and from the recently completed National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study. These were developed into priorities  for the two separate 2018 CRDF RFPs (RMC-18 & CPDC-18). These research priorities were selected and approved by the Commercial Product Delivery Committee (CPDC), the Research Management Committee (RMC) and the CRDF Board of Directors, all of which are composed of individuals from the citrus industry.

Application Schedule:

April 25, 2018    Call for pre-proposals announced

May 21, 2018     Completed pre-proposals must be received by 5:00 pm EDT

June 14, 2018    Invited list for full proposal submission posted to CRDF webpage

July 20, 2018      Complete invited full proposals must be received by 5:00 pm EDT

Sept. 26, 2018   Approved funded projects list posted to website

RMC-18 Research Priorities:

The CRDF Research Management Committee 2018 (RMC-18) call for funding applications focuses on priorities for hypothesis-driven, knowledge-building research projects, the results of which will lead to solutions to HLB downstream. Successful applicants to this program will have developed research projects addressing one or several of the research priorities in this section. These priorities should not be combined with priorities from the CPDC-18 RFP. Proposals addressing priorities from the CPDC-18 RFP must be submitted as independent pre-proposals.  Link to RMC-18 Priorities and Instructions.

CPDC-18 Research Priorities:

The CRDF Commercial Product Delivery Committee 2018 (CPDC-18) call for funding applications focuses on priorities that will lead directly to a near-term product, tool or service. Successful applicants to this program will have developed research projects addressing one or several of the research priorities in this section. These priorities should not be combined with priorities from the RMC-18 RFP. Proposals addressing priorities from the RMC-18 RFP must be submitted as independent pre-proposals.  Link to CPDC-18 Priorities and Instructions.

 

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