Research and Education Grants

Northeast SARE seeks proposals for research, education and on-farm demonstration projects, and the emphasis is on projects that lead directly to improved farming practices and an enhanced quality of life for farmers and rural communities. Projects must involve farmers and other stakeholders in planning, implementing, and evaluating a potential project; we also fund projects where research, Cooperative Extension, and education are closely linked.

Eligible Recipients:
Anyone can apply for a Research and Education grant, but applicants should have experience doing agricultural research, preferably research in cooperation with commercial farmers and applied research that will translate quickly into improved practices on the ground. All applicants must demonstrate a firm grasp of current barriers and issues in sustainable agriculture.

Eligible Projects:
Research and Education projects can cover a wide range of topics—recently SARE has funded cover crop trials, farm-based energy, new approaches to livestock health, nutrient management and recycling, agritourism, and new directions in integrated crop and pest management, among other things. In the course of these projects SARE funds have also been used to produce books, videos, webcasts, and other media tools to improve participants’ understanding of sustainable techniques.

Funding Source:
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE)

Funding Amount:

Recurring; next round opens Summer 2019

Northeast SARE
655 Spear St.
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

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