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Regional e-Notes: February Letter from the Director

Feb 22, 2017


In addition to our Special RFP for FY16, CTSA is beginning preparations for the next development cycle. We will soon make a formal request of our Industry Advisory Council (and all other interested stakeholders) to provide us with industry identified priority areas for the FY17 Request for Pre-Proposals (RFP-P to be released in May).

CTSA is unique among other funding programs, as we are industry driven and rely on a wide range of stakeholders across the Pacific region to develop our annual priority areas and subsequent Plans of Work. We depend on producers to let us know what problems they face, and researchers to develop thoughtful solutions to those issues. If it appears that our funding favors a particular location, it is because stakeholders in that area actively participate in this annual process.

I encourage all of our regional stakeholders, from the eastern shores of Hawaii to the western shores of Palau and the CNMI, to get involved in our process and let us know how CTSA can best serve you. You are welcome to reach out to our team directly, or to contact any of our Industry Advisory Council members:

As always, we welcome your suggestions, questions, and comments.


Cheng-Sheng Lee, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CTSA