Submitting a Proposal
An annual call for proposals is announced through the UC ANR Report and the UC ANR Portal. Off-cycle announcements are made through the same network. Some Centers also have mailing lists and newsletters and offer announcements through those media. Proposals are required to be submitted by the Project Leader (Project Principal Investigator).
Note: If this is your first time submitting your project to the UC ANR REC system, you must create a UC ANR Portal account. If you already have an account, you will be asked to sign in when you submit your project.
Rangelands, oak woodlands, chaparral, wildlife study areas, animal facilities (including sheep), vineyard, drip and overhead irrigation, riparian areas including salmonid spawning stream and multiple vernal pools, springs, fire ecology, hydrological facilities, lysimeter, large lab space, cold storage room, storage warehouse, large drying ovens, large and small conference halls, accommodations including dormitory and private houses, high speed and wifi connections, various agricultural and heavy equipment, vehicles, skilled agricultural and research and outreach staff.
Sierra Foothill REC
Rangeland, animal facilities (incl. cattle), lab space, natural resources, climate research
Row crops, permanent crops, postharvest facilities, turf, plentiful lab space, field WiFi, drought and salinity
Row crops, permanent crops, food safety, feed yard, laboratory space, dorms, conference rooms, pressurized irrigation, greenhouse, staff research associate, agricultural and animal technicians, farm labor, community educators, high speed internet in building areas
South Coast REC
Tropical, subtropical and temperate orchard crops, vegetable and agronomic crops, pressurized irrigation system utilizing tertiary-treated reclaimed water, variety of irrigation delivery systems with emphasis on efficiency, high quality CIMIS weather station, turfgrass and landscape ornamentals, two greenhouses, large and small conference rooms in additional to usable outdoor space for meetings, shade houses, container nursery area, dry lab for processing plant and soil samples, large walk-in cooler, dorm and high speed internet.
West Side REC
Agronomic, vegetable, tree and vine crops, furrow, sprinkler and pressurized irrigation, specialized water mixing systems for saline irrigation studies, two field lysimeters for advanced crop water use measurements, specialized research planters and harvesters including commercial-style cotton picker and small-plot forage harvester, two greenhouses, dorm space, large and small conference rooms with high speed internet connectivity, multiple laboratories.
Field and vegetable crops, pressurized irrigation, specialized research planters and harvesters, potato and onion grade-line and storage facility, small-plot forage harvester, peppermint oil still, greenhouse, seed cleaning equipment, large and small conference rooms with high speed internet connectivity, laboratory space
Fruit trees, including Citrus, Avocados, Olives, and Walnuts. UCR citrus breeding program and demonstration orchards. Semi-industrial packline equipped with an Infrared camera to determine fruit quality without destruction. Fruit quality analysis laboratory, two cold storage rooms, and greenhouses for citrus propagation. Small and medium-size conference rooms. Citrus clonal protection program (CCPP) that provides diseases free buds from all citrus varieties to Californians.
Row crops, permanent crops (including subtropical/tropical), Master Gardener demonstration garden, agricultural field staff, community educators, greenhouse, hoop houses, meeting space, office space, CIMIS weather station