Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Thelma Hansen Fund Competitive Grant Program

The Thelma Hansen Fund (THF) is a University of California (UC) endowment that supports and maintains University research and extension activities for the sustainability and benefit of agriculture and natural resources in Ventura County.

Proposals are requested for research, education and extension/outreach projects addressing Ventura County needs. Proposals have to align with at least one of the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Strategic Initiatives and address one or more of the THF goals. Ventura County priorities are listed on Page 6 of the Request for Proposals.

The call is open to UC and non-UC researchers, educators, federal, state, and local public agencies, non-profit organizations, consultants, resource conservation districts, commodity research boards, growers and other interested parties.

Projects can be conducted at the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) or other locations within or outside of Ventura County, as long as the project clearly benefits Ventura County.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday March 8 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Proposals are submitted electronically via the UC ANR Universal Review System. The Request for Proposals and proposal forms are available below for downloading.

For non-UCANR applicants, please contact Stephanie Gomez at spgomez@ucanr.edu 805-525-9293 x201 or Brandy Allee at blallee@ucanr.edu 805-477-1624 for temporary access to the Universal Review System.

For questions contact Annemiek Schilder, UCCE/HAREC Director amschilder@ucanr.edu 


2019 Request for Proposals

Proposal Template

Short Term Budget Form

Multi-Year Budget Form

Land, Labor & Facilities Form


Webmaster Email: kstaniguchi@ucanr.edu