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Current Research Rates

The Hopland Research & Extension Center (HREC) is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research projects for the period July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. HREC will continue to accept off-cycle proposals throughout the 2024-2025 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 are for the 2024-25 research year.

2024-2025 Research Rates:


UC-led Research Rates (UC Principal Investigator):

  UC PI COST HREC FULL COST % UCANR Funding of Full Cost
Per Project Rate: $1,815.00 $12,703.37 86%
Per Labor Hour Rate: $43.00 $60.62 29%
Per Hour Animal Care Rate: $49.95 $116.17 57%

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

  Non-UC PI COST HREC FULL COST NUD cost at 36% of full cost rates
Per Project Rate: $17,276.58 12,703.37 $4,573.21
Per Labor Hour Rate: $82.44 $60.62 $21.82
Per Hour Animal Care Rate: $157.99 $116.17 $41.82
* Includes 36% 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 2024-2025 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.