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2018 Washington Grain Commission Research Pre-Proposal Review Process

Washington Grain Commission Research PreProposal Process RFP – 2018

The Washington Grain Commission (WGC) is arranging a preproposal forum for researchers to present and receive feedback on new research ideas and proposal renewals. Through this process, the WGC and representatives of the cereal industry will provide feedback to researchers regarding the WGC’s interest in receiving a full proposal, suggest modifications to project objectives, and provide other relevant input.


Date/time:       Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12 noon; Ensminger Pavilion, WSU Pullman campus


Who:                  i) Researchers intending to propose new projects to the WGC; ii) researchers with existing WGC projects scheduled to terminate in June 2019 and hoping to renew funding for the project; or iii) researchers who intend to revise or combine existing projects. If you intend to propose a new project or renewal you must contact the appropriate team leader[1] and discuss/declare this intent by Wednesday, October 10, 2018.


Format:             Individual researchers identified under “Who” should be prepared to deliver a brief (5-minute, including Q/A) presentation and then answer questions on their projects by attending members of the WGC board, WGC staff, and other representatives of the cereal industry.


Preproposal:   Researchers proposing new or renewed projects should provide a ≤ two page concept statement that includes a brief justification, specific objectives, brief description of methods employed, a firm budget, and a brief list of other current/pending support for this or closely related projects. In addition, answer the following questions: “What measureable impact has your project contributed in the last 3 years?” (for renewing projects); What measureable impact will your project contribute in the next 3 years? (new/renewing projects).


The preproposal must be formatted as a PDF and sent to the appropriate team leader and copied to Mary Palmer Sullivan (; 509-456-2481) no later than 5 pm, Monday, October 15, 2018.


If you have questions about this meeting please contact one of the team leaders listed in the footnote below or Mary Palmer Sullivan.

[1]Rich Koenig ( for proposals relating to variety development, testing, and end use quality; Tim Murray ( for plant protection; Scot Hulbert ( for cropping systems.