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 - 2018/2019

  • The application period is now closed. The 2019/2020 solicitation will be released and concept applications will be accepted in September 2018

Projects must contribute to a California IPM system for prevention and management of pests by addressing goals such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Refined 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 advancing IPM

2018/2019 Funding Priority:

This year, the Pest Management Research Grant Program will allocate $1,100,000 to fund projects that develop IPM to reduce risks associated with high-risk pesticides. 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)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Research Symposium

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

John Gerlach
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-3909