Proposal #

Applicant PI

Proposal title

First year funds requested (total direct)

Requested period of funding, yrs

Estimated full term requested budget

Committee recommended funds, yr 1

Committee recommended period of funding, yrs

Committee recommended funds, full term

Cumulative (running total) of recommended funding for all proposals, First year

Comments and Explanations of Recommended Changes to Budget

114

Keyhani

Development of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, tissue culture cell lines

$62,860

1

$62,860

$80,000

1

$80,000

$710,827

Recommend budget increase to facilitate distribution and use of cell lines.

78

Gottwald

Efficacy of interplanting citrus with guava as a control strategy for Huanglongbing

$323,077

2

$1,198,741

$270,000

2

$540,000

$980,827

 

16

Briansky

Alternative Hosts of HLB to Assist in Disease Management

$205,000

3

$615,000

$205,000

3

$615,000

$1,185,827

Change in select agent status should reduce costs.

40

Damsteegt

Psyllid mediated completion of pathogenicity tests (Koch’s Postulates) with a pure culture of the associated Huanglongbing causal bacterium

$175,000

2

$350,000

$75,000

2

$225,000

$1,260,827

Budget reduced unless need for Brlansky’s participation can be justified; funding for year 2 requires completion of Koch’s postulates in year 1.

145

Moore

Evaluate Differences in Response to HLB by Scions on Different Rootstocks

$55,000

3

$165,000

$55,000

3

$165,000

$1,315,827

 

71

Gmitter

International citrus genome consortium (ICGC): Providing tools to address HLB and other challenges

$1,300,000

3

$2,500,000

$800,000

3

$1,600,000

$2,115,827

Committee considered budget request to be excessive for the activities proposed.

95

Hartung

Preparation of antibodies against Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus

$242,540

3

$714,000

$195,540

3

$564,000

$2,311,367

Annual support for consultants Briansky and Damsteegt reduced $50K per year ($150K total). Pysllid rearing & infectivity not well described. The recommended budget was reduced to bring it in line with the expected efforts in the various laboratories involved.

77

Gottwald

Epidemiology and disease control of HLB

$295,251

4

$1,198,741

$160,000

3

$480,000

$2,471,367

Recommend employing US-based postdoc in place proposed UK postdoc, salary reduced from 190K to 50K; the 4 yr term requested is not allowed by the

45

Dawson

Examine the response of different genotypes of citrus to citrus greening (Huanglongbing) under different conditions

$226,391

1

$226,391

$226,391

1

$226,391

$2,697,758

After much discussion, the budget as requested is considered to be reasonable.



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