Grant Opportunities

2021 CPS Annual Request for Preliminary Proposals

Sept. 10, 2020 - The Center for Produce Safety has announced a request for preliminary research proposals. Pre-proposals and required documents should be received by CPS at the following email address: no later than 12:00noon (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Pre-Proposal Resources

Office hours dedicated to research scientists ·  October 5 - 9, 2020 - Do you plan to submit a preliminary proposal, and would you like to ask questions about a specific industry practice or the reason for a particular research priority? During the week of October 5-9, CPS will arrange a call with you, your team, and a member(s) of the CPS Technical Committee or outside industry professionals to answer questions. Please send your questions and three preferred appointment times on or before Wednesday, September 30 to .

Questions about proposal requirements and general administrative topics may be sent to



To view all CPS grants that have been awarded: Funded Research Projects

ATTENTION RESEARCH SCIENTISTS - Scientists that have an interest in collaborating with CPS are encouraged to ask questions about the proposal process, research priorities and CPS expectations of funded scientists. Please send questions to or call the CPS office (530) 554-9706. 

NEW IDEAS - Please contact CPS Executive Director regarding rapid-response research ideas as well as research ideas outside of the annual call for proposals. 
Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, Executive Director |, Ph. (530) 554-9761

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