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

Thelma Hansen Fund Competitive Grant Program

Update on Call for Proposals

Due to the pending sale of the Faulkner Farm and planned transition of the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center to a new location and associated expenses, there will be no call for proposals for the Thelma Hansen Fund in 2021.

You may wish to explore the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants program as a possible alternative.

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 3 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.

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Request for Proposals and proposal/budget forms to be used are available below for downloading. Completed forms (PDF format is fine) are to be submitted electronically via email to: hansencevc@ucanr.edu.

Please note that the RFP and forms have been revised from last year and include additional requirements. Please read carefully

2020 Request for Proposals

Project Proposal Form

Short Term Budget Form

Multi-Year Budget Form

For subject matter-related questions contact 
Annemiek Schilder, UCCE/HAREC Director amschilder@ucanr.edu
For question regarding proposal forms, contact hansencevc@ucanr.edu


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