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Pre-Proposals for Western SARE's Research & Education are being Accepted. Deadline: 5/19/22

Opportunity Title:

Western SARE's Research & Education



Description:

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Preproposals for Research & Education grants for 2023. With a Research and Education grant, a researcher and at least three (3) Producers work together to develop a proposal to conduct both research and education on a sustainable agriculture topic. Outreach activities may include on-farm/ranch demonstrations, farmer-to-farmer educational activities, and other approaches to assist producer adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. The goal of this program is to achieve results that can be communicated to producers and agricultural professionals; sustain and improve the environmental quality and natural resource base on which agriculture depends; improve the profitability of farmers/ranchers and associated agricultural businesses; and enhance the quality of life for farmers/ranchers in their local communities.



Eligibility:

Principal Investigators need to reside in the Western region of the United States and should have the capability to conduct both research and Extension/outreach activities. Proposed projects should be submitted from organizations that has demonstrated fiscal responsibility and expertise in sustainable agriculture, and are qualified to receive funds from the U.S. Government. Multi-state and multi-agency collaborations within the Western region are encouraged. Cross-region applications will be considered when the Principal Investigator is in the Western region. Participants and/or cooperators can be from outside the Western region.



Award Details:

Projects may be one to three years in length. Total funds requested may not exceed $350,000 over the entire budget period.



Submission Details:

Research & Education Schedule

• May 19, 2022 – Pre-proposals are due by 12:00 PM (noon) MDT.

• August 2022 – Applicants are informed about their pre-proposal status

• October 27, 2022 – Full proposals of selected pre-proposals are due.

• January 2023 – A Technical Review Panel reviews and recommends full proposals for funding.

• March 2023 –WSARE Administrative Council selects full proposals for funding.





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