Research Grants Program

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Research grants develop practices that contribute to an integrated pest management (IPM) system to reduce use of pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or considered high-risk 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 - 2019/2020

  • The application submission period is now open. Proposal concept applications are due by October 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST.

Projects must develop methods or practices to reduce risks associated with pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or are considered to high-risk and which can be incorporated into an IPM system. A few example projects include, but are 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

2019/2020 Funding Priority:

This year, the Pest Management Research Grant Program will allocate $1,100,000 to fund projects that develop methods or practices to reduce risks associated with pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or are considered to high-risk and which can be incorporated into an IPM system. 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
E-mail: Douglas.Downie@cdpr.ca.gov

John Gerlach
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-3909
E-mail: John.Gerlach@cdpr.ca.gov