TO: All Apple/Malus Research Workers
FROM: M. ELENA GARCIA
CURT R. ROM
RE: USDA Germplasm Evaluation Proposals
Date: 15-October, 2003
The Malus/Apple Crop Germplasm Committee (CGC) received notification that funding
will beavailable in FY 2004 for germplasm evaluation projects. Therefore, the
Committee solicits proposals of research to evaluate Malus/apple germplasm. The
funds awarded for these projects may range up to $16,000 to $18,000. Typical funding
is for a single year with a budget range of $10,000 - $15,000.
Deadline for submission is Friday, 7-November, 2003
Following is the process for submitting grants and applying for funds.
1. Follow the STANDARD EVALUATION PROPOSAL FORMAT (see attached Germplasm Proposal
2. Please submit an electronic file (Word, RTF, WordPerfect or PDF files formats)
of your proposal to be received by FRIDAY 7-November, 2003. Send proposals to
either of the following:
M. Elena. Garcia
Plant and Soil Science Dept.
206 Hills Bldg. 105 Carrigan Dr.
University of Vermont
Burlington VT 05405-0082
Curt R. Rom
Department of Horticulture, PTSC 316
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Proposals will be circulated for review by members of the Malus/Apple CGC and
given a rank prioritization based upon the following evaluation criteria.
1) Relevance to Apple CGC priorities
2) Scientific soundness and feasibility of proposal
3) National and/or regional interest in the problem; impact
4) Amount of germplasm to be screened.
After submission of highly rated proposals forward to the USDA, they will be evaluated
national need of the evaluation data, the likelihood of success, quality of science,
and the likelihood the data will be entered into GRIN and shared with the user
Priorities of the Malus/Apple CGC are listed in the file attched Malus CAC Priorities
Proposals which are evaluated to be appropriate and to be forwarded to the USDA
from the Apple CGC will have their proposals returned to secure appropriate authorizing
signatures. The completed grant proposals will be submitted to the USDA.
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS TO OTHER SCIENTISTS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS RESEARCH
AREA WHO MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.