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Webinar to Assist with Sustainable Ag. Research and Education (SARE) Preproposals

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) application system is now open to preproposals for three large grant programs: Research & Education, Professional Development, and Research for Novel Approaches.  Preproposals are brief preliminary concept documents due by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 10, 2018.  Acceptable budgets range from $30k to upwards of $200k. View this webinar recording to learn more about these grant programs, the application process, and how to write a competitive proposal. Invited full proposals are due on October 30 with projects awards made in late February 2019. For more information, visit: Use this decision tree to help decide which grant program is the best fit for your project: More information is below.

The webinar can be found here.

Preproposals Due July 10

Preproposals for the following grant programs are due online by Tuesday, July 10, 2018  at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Option One: Research and Education Program

This program funds applied research and farmer education projects on sustainable farming and food system topics. Projects must engage farmers as cooperators; aim for specific, measurable change in farm practices; and have a plan to verify results. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $200,000.

Option Two: Professional Development Program

The program funds train-the-trainer projects about sustainable agriculture concepts and techniques for Extension educators, non-profit personnel and other agricultural service providers. Projects must specify measurable changes in service providers’ education and training of farmers. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $150,000.


Option Three: Research for Novel Approaches Program

The program funds applied research conducted through social science investigations and/or field and laboratory experiments. Projects should lead to the feasibility of new practices and approaches that have high potential for adoption by farmers. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $200,000.



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