Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Wenatchee, Washington

Proposals & Reports


NEW THIS YEAR All pear pre-proposal submissions must use the required fillable form below.  

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE PRE-PROPOSAL FORM

PROJECT TITLE

The project title is limited to 70 characters including spaces.  The form will stop typing once this limit is reached.  If funded, this title must stay the same throughout the life of the project.

PROPOSED DURATION
Select 1, 2 or 3 years from the drop-down box on the top right corner of the form. Maximum length is 3 years.

PI, ORGANIZATION, CONTACT INFORMATION
Include information for each individual listed as PI or Co-PI.  Please fill out completely.

COOPERATORS 

List any cooperators involved in the project. 

BUDGET 
List the total amount requested for each year.  The form will automatically total the grant request.  A more detailed budget will be required should the pre-proposal be approved for full proposal submission.  Note that WTFRC does not pay overhead charges, tuition for graduate students, publication costs, and does not fund travel to professional society meetings, including research reviews.   

JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES
Up to 3,000 characters (including spaces) has been allotted for justification and objectives.  You may utilize the allotment any way you wish between the two areas.

Justification: Provide a concise summary how this research project will benefit the growers of Washington State.

Objectives: Using numbering system (1, 2, 3….) identify the specific objectives set forth in the research proposal.

SUBMITTING YOUR COMPLETED PRE-PROPOSAL 

Pre-proposals can be submitted electronically by emailing the file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by uploading the file to this website. Select "Proposals and Reports" on the menu and click on "Upload Proposals & Reports".  If you choose to submit using our website, you will receive an automated response.  This DOES NOT mean it was received.  If you do not receive a confirmation from an individual from the Commission within one business day, please contact us at the addresss below.

 

PRE-PROPOSAL DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
Remember to save your form before sending.

1.  Fill out the form
2.  Click on the printer icon
3.  Select "Adobe PDF"
4.  Save the file to the desired location

Name the file with your last name and pre-proposal descriptor (Example:  Brown_foodsafety.PDF) and submit the file using one of the methods described above. For any questions, contact Kathy Coffey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (509)665-8271, ext. 2.

Pear_Pre-proposal_form.pdf

 

New Proposal Process - for apple horticulture/postharvest and apple crop protection committees only
Significant changes have been made to this portion of the process

Committee research priorities are organized into review categories based on proposals received. Examples of review categories for apple horticulture and postharvest this might include organic, food safety, and postharvest.  Once established, each committee member is assigned to at least one content panel based on their expertise/interest and asked to review new full proposals which fall within the assigned category (ies). 

Each content panel will have several reviewers, avoiding conflicts of interest. Individuals who have a conflict of interest (example: listed as cooperator on proposal), will recuse themselves from scoring that proposal.   Some reviewers may be assigned to multiple panels, depending on their expertise, interests and need. Proposal files will be forwarded to the content panelists for review and scoring. Content panelists will review the proposals and grade them against the scoring criteria (see scorecard link below). Scorecards are to be returned to the Administrative Officer(AO) by the deadline date.   Committee members are required to submit reviews of each full proposal assigned to their content panel and are also encouraged to read all proposals in preparation for committee discussion.

If a content panelist has questions about proposed projects, s/he will send them to the AO. The AO will forward the questions to the researcher and ask to respond. All questions and responses will be sent to the entire content panel. 

Once all scores have been received, the AO will prepare a spreadsheet which reflects all proposal scores from highest to lowest and all comments for presentation at the committee meeting in February. The AO will also send the compiled scores and comments of the content panels to its members.  At the meeting, the scoring of each proposal will be shared with the group along with comments.  The entire group is then encouraged to add additional comments on the proposal and determine whether the scoring accurately reflects the group's opinion of the project.  After all projects have been reviewed, the proposal scores will be sorted in order from highest ranked to lowest and those results will be shared with the WTFRC board for final review and determination of funding.

Sample_scorecard_AHP_ACP.xlsx

NEW THIS YEAR:  All pre-proposal submissins must use the required fillable form below.

PROJECT TITLE
The project title is limited to 70 characters including spaces.  The form will stop typing once this limit is reached.  If funded, this title must stay the same throughout the life of the project.

PROPOSED DURATION
Select 1, 2 or 3 years from the drop-down box on the top right corner of the form. Maximum length is 3 years.

PI, ORGANIZATION, CONTACT INFORMATION
Include information for each individual listed as PI or Co-PI.  Please fill out completely.

COOPERATORS 

List any cooperators involved in the project.

BUDGET 
List the total amount requested for each year.  The form will automatically total the grant request.  A more detailed budget will be required should the pre-proposal be approved for full proposal submission.  Note that WTFRC does not pay overhead charges, tuition for graduate students, publication costs, and does not fund travel to professional society meetings, including research reviews.   

PERCENTAGE TIME PER CROP
In whole figures, include the estimated time spent on apple, pear, cherry and stone fruit

JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES
Up to 3,000 characters (including spaces) has been allotted for justification and objectives.  You may utilize the allotment any way you wish between the two areas.

Justification: Provide a concise summary how this research project will benefit the growers of Washington State.

Objectives: Using numbering system (1, 2, 3….) identify the specific objectives set forth in the research proposal.

SUBMITTING YOUR PRE-PROPOSAL
Pre-proposals can be submitted electronically by 
emailing the file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by uploading the file to this website. Select "Proposals and Reports" on the menu and click on "Upload Proposals & Reports"

PRE-PROPOSAL DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:

Here are two easy ways to open and save your fillable form (depending on your browser):

1.  Click on the form
2.  At the top right corner of the form, click download and save it to your desired location

              OR

1.  Click on the form
2.  Scroll to the bottom and select, "Print"
3.  Change the destination printer to Adobe PDF
4.  Save the file to the desired location

Once you've completed the file, SAVE THE FILE and submit the file using one of the methods described above. For any questions, contact Kathy Coffey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (509)665-8271, ext. 2.

 

Pre-proposal_Form_-_Technology.pdf

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission funds research on apples, cherries and stone fruits.  In addition, WTFRC supports technology research benefitting the tree fruit industry.  WTFRC administers funding for pears via Federal Marketing Order #927. Research is funded based on per-ton assessments collected on tree fruit produced in the state.

Annual Research Reviews are held to review progress from the prior year and to present proposed projects for the coming year. Approximately 100 industry representatives serve on committees to help ensure the Commission identifies issues of importance to the industry and to evaluate the need and merit of proposed research and progress on funded projects. Project awards are granted to researchers across the nation and internationally.

To upload your pre-proposal, proposal or report, click on the link below.

 

Upload your report or proposal at this link.

NEW THIS YEAR All pre-proposal submissions must use the required fillable form below.  

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE PRE-PROPOSAL FORM

PROJECT TITLE

The project title is limited to 70 characters including spaces.  The form will stop typing once this limit is reached.  If funded, this title must stay the same throughout the life of the project.

PROPOSED DURATION
Select 1, 2 or 3 years from the drop-down box on the top right corner of the form. Maximum length is 3 years.

PI, ORGANIZATION, CONTACT INFORMATION
Include information for each individual listed as PI or Co-PI.  Please fill out completely.  NOTE:  All PI/Co-PI information will be removed before sending to committee members for review.  This allows for a more unbiased review and ranking of your pre-proposal.  If approved for full proposal submission, this information will be included.

COOPERATORS 

List any cooperators involved in the project. 

BUDGET 
List the total amount requested for each year.  The form will automatically total the grant request.  A more detailed budget will be required should the pre-proposal be approved for full proposal submission.  Note that WTFRC does not pay overhead charges, tuition for graduate students, publication costs, and does not fund travel to professional society meetings, including research reviews.   

JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES
Up to 3,000 characters (including spaces) has been allotted for justification and objectives.  You may utilize the allotment any way you wish between the two areas.

Justification: Provide a concise summary how this research project will benefit the growers of Washington State.

Objectives: Using numbering system (1, 2, 3….) identify the specific objectives set forth in the research proposal.


SUBMITTING YOUR COMPLETED PRE-PROPOSAL 
Pre-proposals can be submitted electronically by 
emailing the file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by uploading the file to this website. Select "Proposals and Reports" on the menu and click on "Upload Proposals & Reports"

 

PRE-PROPOSAL DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
Here are two easy ways to open and save your fillable form (depending on your browser):

1.  Click on the form
2.  At the top right corner of the form, click download and save it to your desired location

              OR

1.  Click on the form
2.  Scroll to the bottom and select, "Print"
3.  Change the destination printer to Adobe PDF
4.  Save the file to the desired location

Once you've completed the file, SAVE THE FILE.  Title the file using your last name and descriptor (Example Doe_rootstock.pdf)  and submit the file using one of the methods described above. For any questions, contact Kathy Coffey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (509)665-8271, ext. 2.

Apple_Pre-proposal_form.pdf