Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Wenatchee, Washington

Requests for Pre-proposals - Pear

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, on behalf of the Pear Marketing Order #927,  is accepting pre-proposals for new funding consideration for the 2019 NW Pear Research Review. The Review will be held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, OR February 21, 2019.

NEW FORM THIS YEAR:  We have updated our pre-proposal form to a fillable PDF form.  All pre-proposals must be submitted using this form which is located on our site:Pear pre-proposal form and instructions  .   Review the instructions and complete the pre-proposal form and submit by the deadline date. All submissions will be compiled, given an anonymous identifier and distributed to the pear research subcommittee for review and ranking. (Note: pre-proposal submissions are for new proposals only. Continuing and final reports do not require pre-proposal submission.) By December 20, researchers will be notified if they are invited to present their full proposal at the Review.

The pear research subcommittee has updated their research priority lists and is linked below for reference.  Committee members will take this list into consideration when ranking pre-proposals.

Here are important dates to remember:

  1. Pre-proposals submission deadline: December 3 – 5:00pm PST
  2. Notification of invitation to submit a full proposal: December 20
  3. Deadline for submission of approved proposals plus continuing & final reports: February 1– 5:00pm PST
  4. PowerPoint show submission: February 19 - 5:00pm PST


 For questions or more information, contact Kathy Coffey:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (509)665-8271, ext. 2