Types of Funding  

-There are two types of ARI funding available:


1) System Competitive Research Funding

The ARI annually allocates $800,000 in support of a multi-campus shared pool of competitive research funding for research of statewide significance. This funding is restricted to public domain projects.

  • Proposals may be submitted by all qualified faculty and research scientists from member or affiliate campuses (CSU Monterey Bay and Humboldt State).
  • System funding is to be utilized to fund research of statewide significance.
  • The minimum funding request is $75,000 per year, the maximum funding request is $150,000 per year.
  • 1:1 match funding is required of which at least 50% must be cash match.
  • Collaboration is required
  • Pre-proposals are required

2) Campus Competitive Funding


The ARI annually allocates $2.66 million to be dispersed by ARI Administration among the four CSU colleges of agriculture in support of individual intra-campus competitive applied agricultural research. Individual campus funding allocations are made specifically for addressing unique local and/or regional project activities. This funding is restricted to public domain projects.


Fresno State Campus Funding (Campus competitive funding)

  • Proposals may be submitted by all qualified Fresno State campus faculty and research scientists.
  • Campus funding is to be used to fund a research that addresses local, regional, or statewide priority issues.
  • There is no minimum campus proposal funding request limitation however funding requests may not exceed $150,000 annually. Awards are generally $75,000 or less per year.
  • 1:1 match funding is required of which at least 25% must be cash match.
  • Collaboration is not required.
  • Pre-proposals are not required.
  • Seed funding for Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology faculty is available for up to $10,000 at the discretion of the Dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Match funding for seed grants is not required.