Research Grants Program

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Research grants develop practices that contribute to an integrated pest management (IPM) system to reduce use of high-risk pesticides and their unanticipated impacts on public health and the environment. These IPM systems may be promoted in the future through DPRís Alliance Grant Program, which emphasizes outreach and implementation. Project proposals are reviewed by the departmentís Pest Management Advisory Committee.

Research Grant Solicitation - 2017/2018

  • The application submission period is now open. Concepts are due by September 30, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST

Projects must contribute to a California IPM system for prevention and management of pests by addressing at least one of the following:

  • Decision-making for pest management
  • Enhanced integration of pest management practices
  • Improvement of application technologies
  • Increased cost effectiveness of reduced risk practices
  • Modeling or meta-analyses to answer important questions related to high-risk fumigants and IPM adoption

2017/2018 Funding Priority:

This year, the Pest Management Research Grant Program will allocate $500,000 to fund projects that develop effective alternatives to agricultural fumigants as well as projects that develop IPM to reduce risks associated with high-risk pesticides. Contingent on available funding the total will be augmented to $1,100,000. DPR will consider proposals requesting $50,000 to $500,000. DPR expects to fund two to six projects.

Funded Pest Management Research Grants (2013 - present)

For content questions, contact:
Doug Downie
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
(916) 445-0430
Mark Robertson
(916) 324-2451