Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center

Current Research Rates

The Hopland Research & Extension Center (HREC) is soliciting proposals for new research and extension projects for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. HREC will continue to accept off-cycle proposals throughout the 2021-2022 year as long as resources are available to meet the needs of the project. 

If you would like to apply for funds to support your research at HREC, you may also wish to apply for the Hopland Scholars Research Award.

Research Rates are approved on an annual basis. The following rates have been approved for the period: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

2021-2022 Research Rates:


UC-led Research Rates (UC Principal Investigator):

  UC PI COST HREC FULL COST % UCANR Funding of Full Cost
Per Project Rate: $1,452.00 $6,810.29 79%
Per Labor Hour Rate: $33.50 $55.98 40%
Per Head Animal Care Rate: $215.02 $558.05 61%

Non-UC Research Rates (Non-UC Principal Investigator)*:

  Non-UC PI COST HREC FULL COST NUD cost at 33.7% of full cost rates
Per Project Rate: $9,105.36 $6,810.29 $2,295.07
Per Labor Hour Rate: $74.85 $55.98 $18.87
Per Head Animal Care Rate: $746.11 $558.05 $188.06
* Includes 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD)


Proposals may be submitted into the Universal Review System via the Hopland REC Website (hrec.ucanr.edu/Research/Submitting_a_Proposal).

The Center’s Research Advisory Committee will evaluate the proposed research and extension for scientific merit, regional appropriateness, ability of Hopland REC to provide the requested service. Researchers will receive by email a letter of acceptance if the project is approved for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Projects not approved will receive a detailed explanation of the reason for denial from the Center Director. 

For help with submitting a proposal: Todd Merrifield, HREC Business Officer, tmerrifield@ucanr.edu

For questions about the research proposal process/research opportunities at Hopland REC: John Bailey, Center Director, jtbailey@ucanr.edu.

Webmaster Email: hbird@ucanr.edu