A General Guide for Hatch Proposal Development
Auburn University — Who should have a Hatch project?
- Faculty members with AAES appointments in the College of Agriculture, College of Sciences and Mathematics, College of Human Sciences, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Why do we have these projects?
- To provide support for your program with federal Hatch and/or Multistate funds.
- To meet requirements related to the receipt and use of AAES federal appropriations.
Project Selection — when defining your Hatch/Multistate project, please consider the following:
- Is the project aligned with agricultural issues important to Alabama producers and consumers?
- Is the research potentially fundable with extramural sources?
- Is the project timely in addressing problems that are most critical, yet general enough for long-termimplementation?
- Is the project aligned with the research interests of P.I.s and departmental field of specialization?
- Is the project unique in AAES and other projects nationwide?
- Cover Pages:
- Search the CRIS database and provide a summary to demonstrate that your proposed research is unique and differs from other active projects in CRIS.
- Provide a justification that states how the research addresses Alabama state needs and meets the mission of AAES; how the project may attract funding from national, regional, state, commodity, industry, or private sources; and how knowledge will be advanced with completion of work.
- Review of literature that briefly summarizes previous related work and present outlook.
- Research Procedures. You do not need to be too specific, but please provide a general summary of your research procedures including any potential collaborative efforts.
- Duration. Typically, projects are based on a five-year schedule.
- Estimated Costs, for each year of project:
- Support and Collaborations. State sources and estimated amounts of extramural monies that could provide additional support of proposed work. Provide list of collaborators at AAES and other institutions.
Project Review and Submission
- Departmental—Each department will review faculty projects from within the department through its Hatch Project Committee.
- Check for format and scientific merit.
- After departmental approval, project should be submitted via the REEport portal. Electronic file will be required.
- When the project is submitted in REEport, it will be reviewed by the AAES Assistant Director.
- Project number will be assigned.
- Project will be submitted to NIFA
Notice should later be received of federal acceptance. Annual progress reports will need to be submitted in the early months of each year of a project. The due date for progress reports may vary depending on USDA requirements, but usually no later than April 1.