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UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

UF/IFAS Office of the Dean for Research

This call is for: Faculty and Staff

Submission deadline: September 12, 2023 (CLOSED)

2022 FNGLA Report


Awards: Up to 10 awards of up to $6,500 each

Eligibility: Any UF/IFAS faculty member is eligible to participate but the lead PI must have an active NRS project (formerly REEport) and be assigned to a UF/IFAS department or research and education center. Team size is limited to up to three people as investigators per project.

Scope and Criteria: The projects should supplement existing Experiment Station research and address problems and questions important to the Florida nursery or landscaping industry. Priority topics are described in the attached FNGLA Research Priorities flyer and are organized under the following six broad categories but proposals on additional topics are also encouraged:

1. Improve Environmental and Resource Management

2. Improve Pest Management Practices and Strategies

3. Improve Production Systems, Practices and Strategies

4. Genetics and Breeding to Enhance Quantities and Diversity of Plant Material

5. Enhance Floridians’ Quality of Life

6. Develop and Implement Emerging Technology


Reporting: All awardees will be required to submit a PowerPoint slide summarizing progress in late May 2024 and a brief report in August 2024.

How to Apply: Please submit the requested materials at by September 12th, 2023 (CLOSED). The information requested includes:

· Cover sheet: project title and PI/co-PI information

· Project budget and priority area: budgeted items in three categories, including salary & fringe, materials & supplies, and other; and priority area(s) addressed by the proposal

· Project description: narrative that includes the following items (maximum 500 words per item): 1. justification and methods, 2. potential benefits to the industry, 3. description of how this work complements the investigators’ programs and is augmented with other funding, and if relevant, 4. an update – mini progress report – if the proposal builds on previously funded work by FNGLA.

Upon submission, all PIs should receive an immediate email confirmation. Please contact Brian Gray with any IT/website issues at or at 352-392-1784.

Proposal Evaluation: Proposals that are not complete or not submitted by September 12th, 2023 will not be considered. The selection process includes review by an FNGLA committee in September, and FNGLA is responsible for final award decisions. PIs of projects selected for funding will be notified shortly after selection.

If you have any questions about this call for proposals, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Damian Adams (