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Pacific Basin Administrative Group

The T-STAR, Pacific Basin program is administered under the direction of a Technical Committee (known as PBAG, the Pacific Basin Administrative Group), made up of representatives of two participating universities, the University of Hawaii and the University of Guam, the Executive Director of the Western Association of Experimental Station Directors, the USDA/ARS Pacific West Area Director, and USDA/CSREES.  Currently, these members are:

  • Dr. Ching Yuan Hu, Associate Dean and Associate Director, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI  96822
  • Dr. Lee Yudin, Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences and Director, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923;
  • Dr. Greg Wiecko is an Associate Director providing program support at the same location.
  • Dr. H. Michael Harrington, Executive Director, Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  80523
  • Dr. Dwayne R. Bruxton, Area Director, USDA-ARS, Pacific West Area, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710.
  • Dr. John W. Armstrong, represents the Area Director from the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Hilo, HI, 96720
  • Dr. J. Preston Jones, USDA, CSREES, Program Manager, Aerospace Bldg., Ag. Box 2220, Washington, D.C.   20250-2220
  • Dr. Douglas Vincent, Program Manager for the Pacific Basin Group, Special Program Director for Grants and Contracts in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI  96822.
Research proposals in USDA CSREES format are solicited from the faculties of the two universities, due November 1, current year. Proposals are reviewed for merit by scientific peer review and are then submitted to the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee meets each year to evaluate current projects, select new proposals to be submitted to CSREES for funding, and to discuss program goals and policies. Research goals and objectives for the T-STAR program are set forth in a Strategic Plan developed jointly by T-STAR-Caribbean and T-STAR Pacific. The objectives of individual research projects are targeted toward these goals and objectives, and in the T-STAR Pacific, projects relate directly to the interests of Pacific tropical and subtropical agriculture, including impacts on continental US agriculture.


Pacific Basin Proposal Guidelines for 2004(FY 2005 funding)

Letters of Intent are due October 1, current year.

For more information about the TSTAR Pacific program, see the current RFA.

T-STAR Pacific solicits research proposals from the faculties of the University of Hawaii and University of Guam. Funding is on an annual basis, therefore, PBAG also decides on funding allocations for the second and third years following the initial year of research.

Research goals and objectives for the T-STAR program are set forth in a Strategic Plan developed jointly by T-STAR-Caribbean and T-STAR Pacific. The objectives of individual research projects are targeted toward the goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.

If you are a regular faculty member at the participating Agricultural Experiment Stations of the Universities of Hawaii and Guam, you are eligible to pursue a T-STAR grant. Check with your program manager for the deadlines of the "Letter of Intent" and the Full Proposals. The Full Proposal Guidelines are posted here. Current USDA CSREES standard application forms can be found at their website. Consult the Full Proposal Guidelines above to determine which forms to select from the CSREES site.