AgHIPS: AGNR High Impact Proposal/Project Support Program

AgHIPS: AGNR High Impact Proposal/Project Support Program

The overarching goal of this competitive proposal/project support program is to encourage the development of high impact research-only, teaching-only, extension-only, or integrated (e.g., research and extension, research and teaching, and research, teaching, and extension) transdisciplinary proposals or projects in any of the AGNR Strategic Initiative or cross-cutting areas. High impact proposals/projects are defined as proposals that bring a significant amount of funding and/or visibility to AGNR (examples include USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems program, NSF Research Traineeship program, etc.); proposals/projects that involve a large number of Co-PIs from either multiple AGNR departments, UMD colleges and schools, and/or other institutions; and proposals/projects that require a significant amount of administrative support that cannot be met by the current administrative support available within AGNR departments or in the College.

The effort on such proposals/projects is so large that the faculty member leading the proposal/project cannot accomplish it without the support provided by this program. The program has two award components: (1) financial incentive and (2) administrative support (e.g., pre- and post-award administrative support). A request can be made for either one or both components of the program. If a request is made for the first component (i.e., financial incentive) to lead a large proposal, then a funded award will also include the second component (i.e., administrative support) of this program.

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file as an email attachment to Rubie Mize ( by 5:00 pm on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. Questions related to this call for proposals can be directed to either Dr. Puneet Srivastava ( or Rubie Mize.