FY14 Request for Project Pre-Proposals (RFP)


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FY14 Request for Project Pre-Proposals (RFP)

The USWBSI has changed the annual research plan and budget process for FY14, including major changes to the Request for Pre-Proposal (RFP).  The expectation is that these changes will lead to greater collaboration and communication, and more rapid attainment of the Initiative’s primary goal.


FY14 Research Categories (RC) FY14 Pre-Proposal Categories
  • Category 1:  Proposed Research Projects submitted to a Coordinated Projects (CP) - Barley, Durum, Hard Winter Wheat and VDHR Regional Nurseries
  • Category 2:  Proposed Research Projects submitted to a FHB Management Coordinated Projects (MGMT-CP) - Integrated Management Studies (IM) and Uniform Fungicide/Biocontrol Trials (UT); and
  • Category 3:  Individual Research Area Project Pre-Proposals - MGMT, FSTU, GDER and PBG



Quickstart - How to Get Started?

STEP 1: Download the "Executive Summary/QuickStart, Preface and Introduction" and the "RC Program Desciptions and Research Priorities" and read carefully before proceeding to Step 2.
STEP 2: Decide whether your proposed research falls into:
  • Category 1:  Coordinated Projects - Commodity-based and VDHR Uniform Scab Nurseies;
  • Category 2:  MGMT Coordinated Projects - Integrated Management Studies and Uniform Fungicide/Biocontrol Trials; or
  • Category 3:  Individual Research Areas (ASA, MGMT, GDER and PBG)
STEP 3: Download the appropriate category's instructions and forms (separate downloads).  You may download the entire document, but it is long and contains information that you do not need if you are submitting a pre-proposal in only one category.

NOTE: No matter what the focus of your proposed research, it should address the FY14-15 Research Priorities/Objectives which are derived from the goals of the Action Plan.  Principal Investigators (PIs) should study the information contained in the RFP carefully prior to completing their proposed research projects/pre-proposals.

PIs are welcome and encouraged to interact with any of the Coordinated Project/Research Area Contacts, or the USWBSI's Networking & Facilitation Office (NFO), to identify the appropriate area for their proposed work.

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Application Materials for the USWBSI FY14 Request for Project Pre-Proposals


Click on links below to select and download the appropriate instructions and forms.
FY14 RFP Items: Category 1:
Proposed Research Project (PRP) submitted to a Commodity based or VDHR related CP.
Category 2:
Proposed Research Project (PRP) submitted to a MGMT CP.
Category 3:
Individual Research Area Pre-Proposal
Executive Summary/Quick Start, Preface and Introduction:
(READ THIS FIRST)
PDF

(pertains to all categories)
Complete FY14 RFP Application Kit: PDF



(includes instructions for all categories; forms must be downloaded seperately)

Program Descriptions and Research Priorities/Objectives: PDF
(Proposed research should address the FY14-15 Research Priorities/Objectives)
Action Plan: PDF
Instructions: PDF PDF PDF
Deadlines/List of Required Items: PDF PDF PDF
RFP Required Forms: Commodity-based CP - Proposed Research Project Forms (DOC)

VDHR-based CP - Proposed Research Project Forms (DOC)

Breeder Form (DOC)

Current and Pending Support (CPS) Form (DOC)
MGMT-CP - Proposed Research Project Forms (DOC)

Current and Pending Support (CPS) Form (DOC)
Pre-Proposal Forms (DOC)

Current and Pending Support (CPS) Form (DOC)
Special Forms: Cover Page - CP Proposed Research Project
(DOC) - For use at institutional level of submission process.

Multi-PI Budget Worksheet for CPs (XLS)
Cover Page - MGMT-CP Proposed Research Project
(DOC) - For use at institutional level of submission process.
Cover Page - Indivdiual RA Pre-Proposal
(DOC) - For use at institutional level of submission process.

Multi-PI Budget Worksheet (XLS)
Summary of Review Process: PDF PDF PDF
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): PDF
File Formats: PDF:  Adobe Acrobat (Download free Acrobat Reader software.)

DOC:  Microsoft Word

XLS:  Microsoft Excel

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Submission of Pre-Proposals and Supporting Documents via

the Electronic Pre-Proposal Submission (EPS) System

The instructions for completing pre-proposals for electronic submission are included in the FY14 RFP Application.  Please review the instructions before starting the Pre-Registration Process.

The electronic submission of pre-proopsals begins with the ‘Pre-Registration Process’ that requires the completion of two web-based forms.  Information from these two form will be used to setup Pre-proposal and PI-based accounts.  Pre-registration begins on Monday, July 15, 2013and must be completed no later than August 30, 2013.  The Electronic Pre-Proposal Submission (EPS) system will open on August 5.  Starting August 5, information needed for accessing the EPS System will be distributed to PIs within 48 business hours after completing the ‘Pre-Registration Process' (i.e. both steps).  The USWBSI does not require signatures by the Authorized Organizational Representatives (AORs) on pre-proposals, so only PIs and Co-PIs will be granted access to the EPS system.

  • User Registration Form:  http://scabusa.org/register.php

    NOTE: If you have submitted a pre-proposal in the past couple of years, or are registered to use other USWBSI web applications (e.g. Photo Library, My Scab Documents), you are already a registered user.
  • Pre-Proposal Registration Form:  Now closed.

An overview of the submission process for each RFP category is summarized in the table below:

Steps: Category 1:  PRP submitted to a Coordinated Project Category 2:  PRP submitted to a MGMT Coordinated Project Category 3:  Individual Pre-Proposals
Step 1: Complete Pre-Registration Process  (2-step process)

NOTE:  You should not complete this step until after the Chair of the CP Committee has responded to your Letter of Intent.
Complete Pre-Registration Process  (2-step process)

NOTE:  You should not complete this step until after the Coordinator of the MGMT CP has responded to your Letter of Intent.
Complete Pre-Registration Process  (2-step process)
Step 2: Log into EPS System Log into EPS System Log into EPS System
Step 3: Upload Curriculum Vitae/Publication List Upload Curriculum Vitae/Publication List Upload File 1:  Body of Pre-Proposal
Step 4: Upload Current and Pending Support Form Upload Current and Pending Support Form Upload File 2:  Curriculum Vitae/Publication List
Step 5: Click the 'Submit' button. (Done) Click the 'Submit' button. (Done) Upload File 3:  Current and Pending Support Form
Step 6:   Click the 'Submit' button. (Done)

EPS System User Guide and Help Document

EPS Quick Start  (Easy step-by-step instructions)

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
July 10th: Deadline for submission of Letter of Intent - Commodity-based, VDHR-related, and MGMT-related CPs (Categories 1 and 2)
July 15th: Pre-Registration Process begins.
August 5th: EPS System opens for submission of FY14 Pre-Proposals and Supporting Documents.

CP Chairs respond to PIs regarding submitted LOIs (Categories 1 and 2)
August 30th: Pre-Registration Process ends.
September 10th: PIs submit e-version of Proposed Research Projects to CP Chair/Leader (and NFO).

PIs cooperating with a CP (Commodity, VDHR or MGMT) upload CV/Pubs List and CPS form to EPS System.
September 17th: Deadline for submission of FY14 Individual Pre-Proposals via EPS System.
October 11th: NFO receives final Coordinated Project Pre-Proposals from Chairs/Coordinators (Categories 1 and 2).



Questions/Contact Us:

If you have any questions regarding the FY14 RFP Application or the pre-proposal process, please contact the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative's Networking and Facilitation Office (NFO) by phone at 517-355-0271 ext. 1183 or e-mail at scabusa@scabusa.org.

USWBSI-NFO

ATTN: Sue Canty

Plant and Soil Sciences Building

1066 Bogues St., RM 380

East Lansing, MI 48824

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