Western SARE: Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture

Western SARE

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Anticipated deadline: Feb 11, 2021 11:00am PST

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Fields of work: Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Micronesia, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California Show all

Location of residency: Micronesia, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California Show all

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This grant program involves full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university of Western U.S., their academic advisor (applicant), and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of producers, projects must integrate rigorous research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social. It is expected that outcomes of funded projects will result in quantifiable benefits for producers, increase the preservation of the natural and social resources upon which agriculture relies, and be documented in scholarly journals and disseminated throughout educational outreach activities with producers and other agricultural stakeholders. Graduate Student projects are limited to $25,000 for up to two years. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Graduate Student proposals must address issues in sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the western region.
  • Because universities typically do not allow students to manage institutional grant awards, the applicant’s major professor/advisor will serve as the Principal Investigator if a grant is awarded.
  • Only graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) enrolled at accredited colleges or universities in the western region are eligible to apply. The student must be considered fulltime, according to his or her institution’s requirements, at the time the proposal is submitted.
  • The research must be conducted in the western region.
  • Applicants may receive only one Western SARE Graduate Student Grant award during his or her graduate studies.