Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Grants for Agricultural Research 20/21

September 27, 2019


We are pleased to announce the launch of the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Grants for Agricultural Research 2020/2021 competition.

Agricultural Research Institute funds are available to all tenured, tenure-track faculty, or research associates engaging in agricultural research. Preliminary indications are that approximately $250,000 will be available for allocation in fall 2020; this amount is subject to change depending on the budget. Proposals can request up to $150,000 max.

ARI projects must have a strong link to agriculture, including forestry and fish aquaculture.  The match requirement is 100% of the requested amount with at least 25% of this from cash and the remainder in-kind.  Note that the cash match simply means that you may leverage an existing grant or contract (excluding grants supported from the CSU general fund) with funds not already committed to match associated with your ARI Proposal. As such, ARI proposals may be used to augment the activities associated with an existing grant (e.g., NSF, USDA, etc).


  • Internal Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019 
  • Award Cycle: Academic Year 20-21
  • Funding Available: $250,000


For assistance with completing the application please contact one of our Pre-Award Specialists: Erika Wright at (707) 826-5166 -or- Pia Gabriel at (707) 826-5203

Please note - HSU SPF is requiring all ARI proposals to be Institutionally Routed before PI’s submit via InfoReady. This is a change from the prior year competition. The internal deadline to start your Institutional Routing is no later than December 5, 2019. Please reach out to your Pre-Award Specialist early to coordinate both the routing and submission via InfoReady.


The HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation will also be hosting an “ARI F.A.Q. Session" on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:30pm in the EOC (1st floor of the SBS Building). This will be an informational meeting where interested faculty can come and discuss their ARI Proposal ideas. HSU SPF Staff and ARI Review Committee Members will be available to answer questions. Light Refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!

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