Western SARE: Research and Education Grants

Western SARE

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Deadline: May 22, 2021 (Pre proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Fields of work: Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology Agriculture

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Micronesia, Federated States Of; Alaska; American Samoa; Arizona; California Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

NOTE: Submission of Research and Education proposals is limited to applicants who submitted a successful Pre-Proposal.

This grant program involves scientists, agricultural producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to advance sustainable agriculture at local and regional levels. 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- and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to students, producers, and other agricultural stakeholders.

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 teaching and educational outreach activities with students, producers, and other agricultural stakeholders.

Research and Education projects are limited to $350,000 for up to three years. Submission of Research and Education proposals is limited to applicants who submitted a successful Pre-Proposal.

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

Eligibility:

  • Requirements for Research & Education Pre-Proposals
    • Incorporate both research and education in the project.
    • Bring together a functional team to plan and implement the project.
    • Include a minimum of three separate producers for onfarm testing, demonstration and collaboration.
    • Outline educational outreach plans to producers and  agricultural professionals.
    • Produce quantifiable scholarly and educational products to producers and agricultural professionals.
    • Address the goals of Western SARE.
  • Eligible Applicants:
    • Anyone that has the capability to conduct both research and outreach activities  is eligible to apply.
    • Multi-state and multi-agency collaborations are encouraged.

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to projects that:
    • Closely coordinate both research and extension/outreach activities
    • Indicate how findings will be made readily usable by farmers/ranchers and other intended audiences
    • Maximize the direct and meaningful involvement of farmers/ranchers
    • Use an interdisciplinary team approach
    • Include close cooperation between farmers/ranchers, along with nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies.

This page was last reviewed August 26, 2020 and last updated August 26, 2020