Regular Hatch (general research), McIntire-Stennis (forestry) and Animal Health projects require full proposals which are sent out for external peer review. Reviewers can be persons you have collaborated with in the past as these reviews are not sent to USDA–NIFA. The purpose of the reviews is to provide valuable feedback in order to refine the proposal for submission so reviewers that will give constructive criticism are strongly encouraged.
If your research is subject to compliance review (Human Subjects, Animal Use, Recombinant DNA, Radioactive Materials or other biohazards), please indicate on the endorsement form and provide the NJAES Office of Research with your approved protocol materials. Endorsement forms must be completed and signed by your department chair whether or not there is compliance involved.
- Proposal Writing Instructions for Regular Hatch Projects (153k PDF)
- Proposal Writing Instructions for McIntire-Stennis Projects (148k PDF)
- Required Endorsement Form for All Types of Projects (201k PDF)
Hatch-Multistate (collaborative) projects do not require a full peer-reviewed proposal; however you still need to submit your request to join the group project at the National Information Management & Support System (NIMSS) website at www.nimss.org where you can search for multistate projects that align with your research interests. If you find a group project that you are interested in joining, please contact Diane French to let her know since approval to be compensated for travel to the meeting and to apply for an individual project needs to be pre-approved by the NJAES Office of Research
If you do not already have a NIMSS account, please fill out the form or contact the Regional Director Richard Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you have a NIMSS account and wish to join the group project, complete your “Appendix E” information. Our office will receive and approve your participation and when the group project has been USDA–NIFA approved, you will apply for your individual project in UDSA–NIFA’s REEport system.
Once your USDA–NIFA Capacity projects have been internally approved by NJAES for submission, you can proceed with applying for your project in REEport.