Northeast SARE Professional Development Grants
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Grant amount: US $50,000 - US $150,000
Next deadline: Oct 30, 2018 (Full proposal)
Later deadlines: Jul 10, 2019 (Pre proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Individuals
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research
Location of project: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia Expand all
Location of residency: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
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- There is no requirement that applicants have a specific affiliation, but they must have the institutional connections and support needed to carry out their project.
- They should also have experience with and responsibilities for delivering agricultural education to extension and other agricultural service providers.
- Typically, proposals come from university and extension staff, the agricultural nonprofit sector, and people who work on research farms and experiment stations, but proposals from private consultants or agriculture related businesses will be considered.
- Applicants must:
- have the skills needed to oversee and carry out their proposed project
- be credible and experienced in the science of agriculture and agricultural sustainability
- understand the importance of profitability, good stewardship, and quality of life for farmers and farm communities
- demonstrate a firm grasp of current opportunities and concerns in sustainable agriculture
- SARE funds can be used for direct project costs such as personnel, travel, materials and supplies, communications, and other direct costs.
- SARE funds can be used to pay students for their work on a project.
- SARE funds cannot be used to fund any sort of institutional tuition remission or curriculum fee waiver; instead, students involved in the project should be paid at an hourly or salaried rate.
- SARE funds cannot be used for large capital expenditures—things like land, buildings, livestock,
greenhouses, other major fixtures and improvements, general use items, or machinery.
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