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. View our Grants Life Cycle Flowchart to better understand learning about, applying for, and managing a Western SARE grant.
Notice of Special Request for Applications:
Western SARE is soliciting applications to lead a consultative process and create a Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan to document the research, regulatory, area infrastructure, and educational needs and priorities required to increase sustainable agriculture practices in a specific industry/commodity or a specific area of the West. Western SARE seeks to fund two proposals: one focused on a specific regionally important agricultural industry or commodity; and a second focused on a specific, limited geographic area in the Western Region that includes multiple crops or production systems.
For general questions, please contact Kristin Burr, (406) 994-4789, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the Research & Education grant, please contact Clayton Marlow, (406) 994-5161, email@example.com
For questions about the Farmer/Rancher grant, please contact Cayley Eller, (406) 994-7349, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the Sabbatical R&E, Professional + Producer, or Graduate Student grants, please contact Irene Grimberg, (406) 994-4789, email@example.com
For questions about the Professional Development or Research to Grassroots grants, please contact Jenna Meeks, (307-575-2416), firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabbatical Research & Education
The Sabbatical Research & Education Program provides an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region on innovative research and outreach.
The Professional Development Program advances education and outreach strategies for professionals and educators who work directly with farmers and ranchers.
The Farmer/Rancher Program focuses on advancing on-farm sustainability solutions by funding innovative producer-driven research and outreach.
Research to Grassroots
The Research to Grassroots Program involves interdisciplinary teams who take SARE research results out into the field.
Professional + Producer
The Professional + Producer Program provides opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable agriculture efforts.
Research and Education Pre-Proposal
The Research & Education Program involves scientists, agricultural producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to advance sustainable agriculture through innovative research and outreach.
The Graduate Student Research & Education Program involves Masters or Ph.D students partnering with producers on innovative research and outreach on key sustainable agriculture topics.