Turfgrass and Environmental Research

Funding Agency:
United States Golf Association

The USGA Davis Program develops and supports non-biased research for a healthier environment, community, and playing conditions for the game of golf. Research that advances scientific knowledge or provides agronomic, economic, or environmental solutions to golf’s stakeholders will be considered. Projects that demonstrate and quantify the benefits of adopting new technologies at scale also will be considered. Proposals will be prioritized based on the following strategic initiatives and the specific list of research priorities and considerations on pages two and three of the call.

Deadline: June 28, 2023

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Areas of Interest

1. Conserve and Protect Water Resources

2. Optimize Sustainable Golf Course Management and Playing Conditions

3. Identify and Develop Novel Plant Materials 

Amount Description

The USGA typically allocates $1.7 million annually to support approximately 65 ongoing and new projects. Approximately $400,000 per year is budgeted to support new projects from this call in 2023, 2024, and 2025 (i.e., $1.2 million over the next three years).  

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

June 28, 2023