Call for CAMTech Research Proposals, due June 19, 2015

July 27, 2015

2015 Call for Proposals

The National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech) announces a call for proposals for research projects to begin January 1, 2016.


Proposals should be for pre-competitive research (i.e. not leading to patentable information) related to arthropod or nematode management. The use of economically relevant organisms is encouraged.

Proposals in all areas relating to arthropod or nematode management are accepted. Areas of particular interest are:

  • Basic organismal biology such as life history details
  • Protection of pollinators (excluding research related to insecticides)
  • Mechanisms of insect resistance to dsRNA (may include model organisms)
  • Arthropods or nematodes of medical, veterinary or urban importance.


The CAMTech call for proposals is open to all faculty members at the CAMTech university sites (Iowa State University and University of Kentucky). Collaborative projects between faculty members at a center site with experts at other institutions are also accepted.


Funding will be considered for any allowable expenditure necessary to achieve the project goals, including but not limited to: stipends for post-doctoral research associates and graduate students, supplies and travel. Funding should be included in the budget for attendance of two CAMTech industry advisory board (IAB) meetings per year. Funding per project is limited to a maximum of $65,000 direct costs per year with funding for an initial period of 1 to 2 years. 

Application process

To apply, please submit a one page executive summary using the template below to by Friday, June 19, 2015. Please use the same email address if you have any questions. Principal Investigators of the five selected pre-proposals will be notified early August and provided with a full proposal template. The deadline for submission of full proposals (totaling 4 pages in length) is Friday, September 11, 2015. Note that these full proposals will be presented in person at the CAMTech IAB meeting, to be held October 14-16, 2015 in Ames, IA at which funding recommendations will be made.


For further information about the center, please see​

Executive Summary Template 2015.docx

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