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Western SARE's Sabbatical Research and Education. Deadline: 11/17/2022

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Western SARE's Sabbatical Research & Education


The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (Western SARE) program announces the Call for Proposals for the 2023 Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grants. These grants provide an opportunity for faculty or researchers from around the world who are eligible for Sabbatical Leave, to partner with researchers, educators, producers, and other agricultural professionals of the Western U.S. These grants fund research, education, and Extension activities on sustainable agriculture in the Western U.S. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest. Grants cannot exceed $75,000 over the entire project period, are limited to one year, and cannot be renewed or extended.


Researchers eligible for a Sabbatical Paid Leave (hereafter Sabbatical Researcher) who have the support of their home institution (hereafter Home Institution) and who have demonstrated expertise in sustainable agriculture research and education, in partnership with a researcher of the Western U.S., are eligible to apply for a Western SARE Sabbatical Grant. While Sabbatical Researchers could reside outside the Western region of the United States, including foreign countries, all research and education activities should be conducted within the Western U.S. region. Applications should be submitted in partnership with a primary Host Institution located within the Western region, including universities, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Having additional collaborating institutions and research sites in the Western U.S. region is allowed.

Award Details:

Projects may be between 6 months and 1 year in length. Funds to support personnel salary, travel, and supplies, where justified, are allowed. Western SARE Sabbatical projects can request up to $75,000. Sabbatical grants are non-renewable and non-extendable beyond one-year period.

Submission Details:

Sabbatical Grant Schedule

• November 17, 2022 – Full proposals are due by 12:00 PM (noon) MST.

• February 2023 – A Technical Review Panel reviews and recommends proposals for funding. • March 2023 – The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding.

• April 2023 – Applicants will be informed about the status of their submissions.

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