CAPS Scientific Teams
- Completed CAPS Application
- Cover page
- Identification of critical need (1000 word max.). Describe the problem that your ST seeks to address. Explain the broader impact (state, national, international context) that is expected by addressing this problem.
- Anticipated derivative/products after 2-4 years (100 word max.). Indicate the derivatives/products anticipated from the successful activities of the ST in the first 2-4 years.
- Measurable Milestones and Resources Needed. Milestones may include fundamental basic knowledge acquired. If this is the case, please emphasize the importance of such knowledge towards future milestones. Resources may include: personnel, equipment, supply funding, external collaborators, etc. CAPS has a diverse set of resources available to support STs in areas where funding may be difficult, allowing teams to become more competitive for other sources of funding. This section should identify specific areas that CAPS can facilitate and support to achieve yearly milestones.
- Year 1 (1 page max.) Provide measurable milestones and resources needed for year 1. Please write at the specific aim level, sub-aims will be reported on annual progress reports. Describe the intellectual and financial resources needed to achieve the proposed milestones that are not currently available to the team.
- Year 2 – 4 (1 page max.) Project the goals of your ST to years 2-4, indicating what resources will be needed based on anticipated CAPS support in year 1. Include a timeline and statement of how accomplishments will contribute to extramural funding. The progress of your ST will be evaluated yearly towards completing milestones.
- Member contributions (3-8 members). Applicants are advised that membership list should represent a lean compact team (1 page max.). Identify the role/contribution of each team member. Applicants should include description on how each member’s unique expertise is needed relating specifically to the measurable milestones.
- CV for each proposed team member, 2 page limit. Current NSF/NIH Biosketch may be submitted as long as it complies with requirements.
- Education/Training (Institution, Degree, Field of Study)
- Positions and Honors
- Significant Publications limited to 10 most significant (do not list unpublished manuscripts, abstracts, books, invited lectures, etc.)
- Active Grant Support (Project number, Source, Title, Role, Total direct costs)
CAPS Opportunity Grant
The 2018-2019 OSU Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Opportunity Grant Program is now available. This opportunity is for those who are looking for resources that otherwise would not be possible (Travel awards, matching equipment, etc.). Please fill out the questions on this form and submit the document to firstname.lastname@example.org. CAPS leadership will review each submission on a case-by-case basis and request additional information or clarification as needed. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
The OSU CCC Pelotonia Fellowship Program accepts applications for Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical, and Postdoctoral fellowships. These prestigious fellowships are for cancer related projects and can be in ANY field of study. Follow this link for further information [Pelotonia Fellowship Program].
- OARDC SEEDS accepts multiple applications for Undergraduate, Graduate and Faculty competitions. You must have an appointment or colleague with an appointment with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences [SEEDS].
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Past (keep them in mind for the future)
The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc.
- “CPBR”) is a non-profit organization that funds university peer-reviewed research on a competitive basis. CPBR facilitates research interactions among university and industry scientists. Member organizations include universities, companies and trade associations. Industry sectors represented include the seed, agrochemical, forestry, energy, bio-materials, and other food and non-food agricultural products industries [contact Jessica Weitthoff].
- NSF Plant Genome: Four kinds of activity was supported in FY 2013: (1) Genomics-empowered plant research to tackle fundamental questions in plant sciences on a genome-wide scale; (2) Development of tools and resources for plant genome research including novel technologies and analysis tools to enable discovery; (3) Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (MCA-PGR) to increase participation of investigators trained primarily in fields other than plant genomics; and, (4) Novel Methods for Generating Physical Frameworks for Plant Genomes (GPF-PG) to develop new and cost effective strategies for the construction of the genomes of plants of economic importance. [Solicitation]
- NSF Plant Genome Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site [additional information].
- NSF BREAD: The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are partnering to support a new research program to be administered by NSF. The objective of the BREAD Program is to support innovative basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world. A significant distinction between BREAD and other NSF programs is that proposals to BREAD must make a clear and well-defined connection between the outcomes of the proposed basic research and its direct relevance and potential application to agriculture in the developing world. The BREAD Program takes the activities of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) to the next level by supporting a broader range of scientific research and by enabling funding to be allocated to international collaborators through subawards [additional information].
- Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation: Producers, scientists, researchers, educators, technicians, processors, distributors, marketers, policy makers and advocates need to work together to ensure that agriculture as a profession, industry and way of life continues to prosper. New professionals need to be trained; new leaders need to be developed. The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship programs invite more students from all walks of life to pursue opportunities in agriculture [OFBF funding].