Science Program 2009 Focused Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP):

The CALFED Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in achieving its mission of establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to CALFED actions. The goal of funding this research is to invest in knowledge that will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments/systems within the CALFED jurisdiction to aid policy-makers and managers.

The CALFED Science Program is preparing to make $8 million of Proposition 84 funds available for competitive research grants through its upcoming 2009 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP), expected to be released in December 2008.

2nd Round of Public Comments Requested Revised Draft Topics

Public comments were solicited on the Revised Draft Priority Research Topics, which were developed by the Topic Selection Panel, and were provided to CALFED Lead Scientist for his consideration. The priority research topics were finalized following the consideration of the second round of public comments received, and were then taken to Secretary Chrisman for approval. The resulting topics can be viewed as part of the 2009 PSP Solicitation.

2nd Round of Public Comments received on the revised draft Priority Research Topics
Science Program Response to the 2nd Round of Public Comments - Dahm

1st Round of Public Comments Draft Topics

The first step in preparing for the solicitation is the identification of the PSP priority research topics. Draft topics were prepared by CALFED Lead Scientist Cliff Dahm, to stimulate the development process of theTopic Selection Panel, by modifying the 2007 PSP Topic Selection Panel topics. Public comments were solicited on the draft topics and were provided to the Topic Selection Panel at their meeting on November 17, 2008. The panel considered the public comments, in addition to CALFED needs and objectives, in the development of their Revised Draft Priority Topics for the 2009 solicitation, which are currently available for public comment (see below).

Public Comments received on draft Priority Research Topics
Summary of 1st Round of Public Comments Dahm