Research

The Hop Research Council’s primary objective is to fund hop research. Each May the HRC issues a Request for Proposals. The proposals are reviewed at the Summer Meeting and then a final funding decision is made at the Winter Meeting.  Decisions regarding funding priorities are made by following the Hop Research Council Strategic Plan which is updated by the membership every five years.

The Council has two project categories – Special and Ongoing.

Special projects have a funding limit of three years. After the third year the Council has the opportunity to evaluate the project and determine if it should be continued as an HRC Ongoing project.

If you are interested in applying for funding from the council please see the Request for Proposal on this page.

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HRC Strategic Plan

Updated in 2010 these are the main goals of the council