Western SARE provides grants in several categories. Each of these grants is available at specific times of the year. Applying online for a  grant is a simple step-by-step process. Please read each grant’s specific Calls for Proposals.

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    Needs Assessment

    Request for applications to identify a targeted audience, and perform a needs assessment, interpretation, and technical report for: 1) non-profit and non-governmental agencies in the Western region of the U.S. with efforts in sustainable agriculture, and 2) Extension educators in the Western region who have at least a 50% agricultural and natural resources assignment.

  • Research to Grassroots

    R2GR projects take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. Each R2GR proposal must include a team made up of producers, ag professionals, and possibly researchers. Representatives from land grant Universities, NGOs, agency employees, or producers may lead the project. $100,000 limit/one to three years in scope.

  • Sabbatical Research & Education

    Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest. $75,000 limit/one year in scope.

  • Research and Education

    Researchers from Western institutions may apply. Projects must incorporate research and education, and bring together a team of researchers, students, ag professionals, and producers.

  • Graduate Student

    For graduate students in accredited institutions in the Western Region. Funded projects must contain distinct research and education components and have producer involvement.

  • Professional Development

    This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. Ag professionals are eligible to apply. $100,000 limit/one-three years in scope.

  • Farmer/Rancher

    A farmer or rancher (lead) and an agricultural professional (technical advisor) work together to develop a project that conducts both research and outreach on a sustainable agriculture topic. $25,000 limit ($29,900 limit with three or more producers)/one to two years in scope.

  • Professional + Producer

    An agricultural professional (lead) collaborates with producers to develop a project that conducts both research and outreach on a sustainable agriculture topic. $75,000 limit/one-three years in scope.

  • Productores Agrícolas

    Con la ayuda de un asesor técnico, productores agrícolas de la region oeste de los Estados Unidos podrán diseñar e implementar un proyecto de investigación de campo (en granja y/o huerta) y difusión educativa para mejorar la producción y mercadeo agrícolas, y los recursos naturales sobre los cuáles se basa la agricultura.