Research Grants Program

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The Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR’s) Research Grants Program provides funding for research projects that advance integrated pest management (IPM) knowledge in wildland, urban, and agricultural settings. Projects should focus on reducing impacts to public health or the environment from pesticides of high regulatory concern and/or considered high-risk.

Please see the Alliance Grants Program for funding opportunities that promote or increase the implementation, expansion, and/or adoption of effective and proven IPM systems and practices.

Application Process and Current Status

The 2022 Research Grants Solicitation period is open! Proposal Applications are due by December 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST. For more information, please review the 2022 Research Grants Proposal Application Materials.

The application process has changed for the 2022 Research Grants Program. Applicants no longer complete a two-step application process (Concept and Proposal); instead, please complete and submit the Proposal Application and associated documents listed in the 2022 Research Grants Program Solicitation.

Dates and Deadlines

  • September 2021 – Solicitation period opens; DPR begins accepting Proposal Applications
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 (10:00 -11:00 am PDT) – DPR-hosted virtual informational session #1
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 (10:00 -11:00 am PDT) – DPR-hosted virtual informational session #2
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021, (01:00 - 02:00 pm PDT) – DPR-hosted virtual informational session #3
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 (5:00 pm PST) – Final application deadline
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 (9:30 am PST) – PMAC Research Grants proposal review meeting
  • Friday, July 1, 2022 – Earliest project start date pending full execution of grant agreement
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2024 – Latest project end date

DPR-hosted virtual informational sessions to answer questions about the Proposal Application and grant funding processes will be held on the dates and times listed above. To join the virtual informational sessions, please use the links provided in the Solicitation.

Funded Pest Management Research Grants (2013 - present)

Funded Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Research Grants (2019 - present)

Alternatives to chlorpyrifos research projects were funded through a special one-time allocation from California’s General Fund. The funds were used to support research projects that advance safer, more sustainable pest management alternatives to chlorpyrifos with the goal of developing and fostering integrated pest management practices (IPM) that can be voluntarily adopted in lieu of using chlorpyrifos.

For content questions, please contact:
Jordan Weibel
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Sacramento, CA 95812-4015