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.
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.
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.