Below are the research proposal forms and timeline for submitting projects to the Endowment.  The Endowment’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30.

AFE research solves scientific challenges posed by disease, pests and other environmental issues. This research benefits not only growers, but every segment of the industry down to the consumer.

researchermachinePre-Proposals

The first call for pre-proposal applications is February 1 and all pre-proposals are due no later than June 1. Pre-Proposals must strictly follow submitting guidelines or they will be returned. The review and notification process will be completed within 90 days.

Special Note:  AFE requires that all funds for research and educational grants be used for the funded project. No funds may be used to cover in-direct or overhead costs.

Pre-Proposal Application
(Note: It is possible to type most of your answers directly into this form, with the exception of the supplemental information required on page 6, which must be submitted as a separate PDF file. Download the file, rather than just viewing it on the web, to be able to fill in the form.)

Full Proposals

If selected by the Board of Trustees after they receive inputs from industry representation, researchers will be notified in early October to submit full proposals. Full proposals must be received in October by the date given when notified, and they must follow submitting guidelines or they will be returned.

Full Proposal Application
(Note: It is possible to type most of your answers directly into this form, with the exception of the supplemental information required on page 8, which must be submitted as a separate PDF file. Download the file, rather than just viewing it on the web, to be able to fill in the form.)

An independent scientific peer review* will be carried out after all full-proposals are received. Final selection of full proposals to be funded will be determined at the Board of Trustees meeting in in late January, with the first allocation amounts being determined at the Endowment’s annual meeting in July. Researchers who have been selected to be funded will be notified in early February by email and postal mail. This allows for the recruitment of graduate students to take place in the spring.

researcheratcomputerProgress Report & Continuing Projects Funding Request

The Continuing Projects Funding Request has been incorporated into the Progress Report Application and is due by June 1. Continuing project funding is subject to review by the Board of Trustees and is contingent on the availability of funds. Final funding will be announced after the Endowment’s Annual Meeting in July. All documents must follow guidelines or they will be returned.

Progress Report & Continuing Projects Funding Request Form
(Note: It is possible to type most of your answers directly into this form, with the exception of the supplemental information required on page 4, which must be submitted as a separate PDF file. Download the file, rather than just viewing it on the web, to be able to fill in the form.)

Final Special Research Report

A Final Project Report is required for all projects that are terminated. The report must summarize the results of the project, its scientific accomplishments and the impact to the industry. The report(s) are due within 30 days of the termination of the project. – Final Special Research Report Format

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The primary research priorities are listed below. They are focused on all floricultural crops – bedding plants, fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens, flowering potted plants and foliage plants.

  1. Botrytis Control
  2. Postharvest Care and Handling
  3. Production Management
  4. Thrips Control and Management

*If you are a researcher interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please contact AFE.  We are always seeking new reviewers in specialty fields.

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