What is the Annual Research Plan?
CARB’s annual research plan is designed to address the Board’s priority research needs. The Board is primarily interested in projects that will assist in addressing the future research needs in the general areas of Health and Air Quality Standards, Exposure Assessment, Technology Advancement and Pollution Prevention, and Global Climate Change. However, research ideas outside of the key areas of interest will also be considered. The nature and scope of proposed research ideas will vary as will the size and duration of the project. While there is no minimum or maximum funding amount that may be suggested for the conduct of the proposed research, suggested budgets are expected to be consistent with our historical levels. The Board's research budget is approximately $5 million dollars per year and typically supports 15-25 projects with two to three year durations. There is no specified minimum or maximum project budget, but typical budgets range from $50,000-$650,000.