The Hop Research Council’s primary objective is to fund hop research. Each April 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. The HRC has recently developed a new Research Priorities Plan that will guide our funding decisions going forward. Our Request for Proposal form for FY2019 has also been revised. Both of these items are available for download below.
If you are interested in applying for funding from the council please download the two files below - Research Priorities Plan and Request for Proposal for FY 2019. Please read through the entire RFP prior to applying for funding.
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The HRC has modified their RFP for 2019. Please read through the entire document prior to submitting for our research grant program.
Our research priorities plan 2018 (for proposals for FY 2019) was developed through a survey of our HRC voting membership in January 2018. It lists our membership priorities for research funding for FY2019. We do, however, encourage innovative research project proposals that are outside of our internally created research priority plan.