Research and Education Grants

Funding Agency:
Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program

Southern SARE’s Research & Education (R&E) Grants are the flagship grants of the program. They were the first grants offered when the program was launched in 1988, and were the only sustainable ag grants available to researchers and educators until additional grant programs were added to SSARE in 1994. R&E Grants focus on a systems research approach to sustainable agriculture.

R&E grants are among SSARE’s “big-grant” programs; they have budgets to accommodate systems-scale projects and require a two-step application process: a pre-proposal application process and a full proposal application process for those invited by the review committee to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are reviewed and selected for funding.

Southern SARE is looking for Education pre-proposals of around $50,000 or Systems Research pre-proposals up to $400,000, though smaller research pre-proposals are also welcome.

Deadline for Pre-proposals: Jun. 4, 2021

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Junior Faculty


Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

June 4, 2021