Northeast SARE is accepting preproposals for the 2021 cycle of the Research and Education Grant Program. The Research and Education Grant Program funds projects that result in gains in farmer knowledge, awareness, skills, and attitudes that are then applied to make measurable on-farm changes leading to greater sustainability. Preproposals may be submitted with or without an applied research component, but all proposals must include an education program for farmers that seeks to achieve a “performance target.” Research and Education Grants are open to personnel at colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, agricultural and community nonprofit organizations, municipalities, state departments of agriculture and federal agencies, research farms and experiment stations, for-profit entities (such as private consultants and agricultural businesses), and others who work with farmers and in food systems. Proposals funded typically range from $30,000 to $250,000.
Preproposals are due by July 23, 2020.