Research and Education Grant Program

Grants to USA Individuals and Organizations in
Multiple Midwestern States for Agriculture Research

GrantWatch ID#: 163679
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) - North Central Region (NCR-SARE)

10/20/16 4:00 PM CDT

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Grants starting at $10,000 to USA teams of scientists, farmers, ranchers, institutions, organizations, and educators in multiple Midwestern States for agricultural research and education projects that lead to sustainable and profitable systems.

The North Central Region (NCR) includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Project coordinators in the past have explored the following topics: biocontrol, crop production, education/extension, networking, livestock production, marketing, quality of life, soil quality, value-added marketing, waste management, water quality, and weed control. Funding is intended to strengthen communities, increase farmer/rancher profitability, and improve the environment by supporting research and education.

Successful projects should contribute to the following NCR-SARE broad-based outcomes:
- Improving the profitability of farmers/ranchers and associated agricultural businesses,
- Sustaining and improving the environmental quality and natural resource base on which agriculture depends,
- Enhancing the quality of life for farmers/ranchers, communities, and society as a whole.

Preproposals should clearly explain:
- Relevancy of the project to sustainable agriculture in the North Central Region, including identifying expected outcomes for the project and how they will assist NCRSARE in working toward the broad-based outcomes listed above.


7 - 10

$10,000 - $200,000

Projects may last up to 36 months. Project funds will be available during the fall of 2017.

The Research and Education (R&E) Grant Program provides funds to collaborative teams of scientists, farmers/ranchers, institutions, organizations, and educators who are exploring sustainable agriculture through research projects or education/demonstration projects.

Preproposals from any location are accepted, but the preproposal must convince reviewers that project results will benefit NCR agriculture. Typically, proposals come from university and extension staff, the agricultural nonprofit sector, and from people who work on research farms and experiment stations. There is no requirement that applicants have a specific affiliation, but awarded entities must complete required federal grant protocols when applicable, for example, animal care and use protocol verification. Contact the NCRSARE office for more information.

The North Central Region (NCR) includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

All preproposal authors will be notified in early February 2017. Selected project coordinators will be mailed a call for proposals and invited to develop full proposals due in early April, 2017. The NCR-SARE Technical Committee will review proposals and funding decisions will be made by the NCR-SARE Administrative Council in late July 2017.

If you would like additional information about preparing a proposal, you can view a presentation at

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Preproposals must be submitted on line at

Beth Nelson, Ph.D.
Regional Coordinator (Chapter 1) and Director of Research and Education Programs

NCR-SARE Main Office
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

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