The Horticulture Innovation Lab Trellis Fund is currently accepting project proposals.The Trellis Fund provides small-scale, in-country development organizations access to U.S. graduate student expertise, providing benefit to both the student and the in-country institutions. Trellis Fund projects may address irrigation, fertilization, other aspects of production, pest management, postharvest practices, nutrition, or marketing issues in relation to fruits, vegetables and high-value horticultural crops.
Organizations in Feed the Future countries are invited to identify a horticultural problem facing local farmers and the type of expertise they seek in a U.S. graduate student. Organizations that have not already been funded by Trellis will receive priority. Organizations with a staff of 50 or fewer will also receive priority.
– Organizational proposals or applications due: Sept. 15, 2014
– Organizational funding decisions: Nov.1, 2014
– Funding available to organizations: March 1, 2015
– Projects completed by: Dec. 31, 2015
Learn more about this opportunity on the Horticulture Innovation Lab website: http://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/main/trellis.html