Hatch Project Development

Hatch Projects

Hatch Projects are 5-year research plans with measurable goals and impacts designed to contribute to the broad research mission of the USDA-NIFA.  These peer-reviewed projects allow the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station (ARD-Agricultural Research Division) to support faculty salaries with federal funds, which in turn free up state resources to be used for operating, travel, personnel, and graduate research assistantship support across the Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Prior to developing a Hatch project, PIs/Co-PIs should engage with their unit administrator(s) and colleagues in research planning.  We strongly recommend that faculty develop collaborative team-based Hatch Projects that have achievable goals; units must develop policies that allow funds provided by ARD (GRAs, staff-lines, operating and travel) to support approved Hatch projects.

Information and Frequently Asked Questions

  Contact Information
  • Regular Individual and Team Hatch Projects:
    Tala Awada, Associate Dean, Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and Associate Director, Nebraska Ag Experiment Station (NAES)
  • Multistate Hatch Projects:
    Hector Santiago, Assistant Dean, Agricultural Research Division (ARD) and Assistant Director, Nebraska Ag Experiment Station (NAES)
  • Project Initiation and Annual Reporting
    Jen McMahon, Data Management Specialist
    • REEport and NIMSS Point of Contact
    • NIFA Project Initiation and Annual Reporting

Hatch Project Development
Regular Hatch Projects
  1. Individual
  2. Team
Multistate Hatch Projects
  1. Join a Multistate Committee
  2. Submit a Multistate Hatch Project (limited funding available on a competitive basis)