MFAC Project Proposals
The Fertilizer Advisory Committee will hold their annual meeting in Bozeman February 11 & 12, 2019 and will hear progress reports from FY 2019 funded projects, and consider proposals for FY 2020 funding. The FY 2019 progress reporting and FY 2020 proposal review process will be managed jointly by the MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences and the MAES Associate Director's office as the program transitions to the Associate Director's office in FY 2020. For questions, please email Anton Bekkerman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project proposal deadline: Tuesday, January 15th
As a reminder, the intent of the research funding is to "(1) be used for comprehensive statewide educational and experimental programs aimed at optimum use of fertilizers for feed and food production, and (2) to improve Montana’s economy by providing farmers and ranchers the most accurate information possible about fertilizer use and soil management for greatest profits consistent with environmental protections on the many varied soil and climatic conditions of the state.” Researchers should keep this in mind as they prepare a proposal as well as the accompanying presentation to the committee.
Instructions for a required proposal format are as follows:
- Not to exceed six pages in length.
- Please include "Proposal" at the top of the title page.
- An OSP Proposal Clearance Form is not required.
- Project name
- Principal investigators and cooperators
- Introduction and justification for meeting the dual intents of the funding (see above)
- Materials and methods
- Expected results
- Relevance and prospective benefits to Montana agriculture
- Proposed budget (see table below)
- Budget justification
- Reference (minimal)
- Please use the budget table format below (and add rows as needed). Please provide
budget splits between PIs and departments on your budget table. Reminder: Funds for
these proposals are not available until July 1, 2019 and must be spent by June 30,
Project Proposal Budget Item Amount Requested Budget splits/PIs and Depts. Salary Benefits Supplies Publication Charges Travel Contracted Services Total Requested Multi-year est. # of yrs Multi-year est. budget
When completed, please submit your MFAC proposal in PDF format here: