Proposal reminders for CALS and VCE

Virginia Agricultural Council

Please see the attached information below regarding the pre-proposal system for the Virginia Agricultural Council pre-proposals.  Please note the deadline of November 15.

Pre-proposals for VAC do not have to go through the  Office of Sponsored Programs, however, proposals that are selected for full submission will need to go through the OSP process.

Click to download: Virginia Agricultural Council Pre-proposal Form | Virginia Agricultural Council Pre-proposal Instructions

— Lesley Mitchell

Drs. John and Shirley Gerken Professional Development Award

Please consider submitting a proposal for a $1,000 award to be used for professional development opportunities. Any faculty member on or off campus with an extension appointment is eligible and agents and specialists are encouraged to apply. This award is made possible by an endowment created by Virginia Cooperative Extension retirees Drs. John and Shirley Gerken to provide funding for the recipient to attend a conference, present at a professional meeting, or participate in other professional development activities as deemed appropriate by the Director of Extension with input from the appropriate program associate director. John’s career included service as an Extension animal scientist, and Shirley’s career included her role as Extension leadership development specialist. The Gerkens are pleased to provide this resource to Extension faculty in the hopes it will encourage and facilitate professional growth and ultimately benefit the work of Extension.

Please submit a narrative describing the professional development activity in which you would like to participate and how participation will further the work of Extension. Please limit your response to one page, single spaced, 12 point font.

The recipient will be selected by a committee designated by the Director of Extension.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to by 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 31.

— Ed Jones

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