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 Application and Award Life Cycle Flowchart to better understand learning about, applying for, and managing a Western SARE grant. Grantwriting webinars have been recorded for your viewing. Current grantees can find information and documents for managing your award here.

Not sure which grant is right for you? Review this infographic to help you decide which of our grant programs is the best fit! Before reaching out regarding a specific grant program, please review who is the best person to contact. If you don't know the specific grant program, please contact the Host Institution for more assistance.

  • Special RFA: Sustainable Agriculture Action Plans

    We are soliciting applications to lead a consultative process and create a Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan to document the research, regulatory, infrastructure, and educational needs and priorities required to increase sustainable agriculture practices in a specific industry/commodity or geographical location in the Western SARE region.

  • Professional + Producer

    The Professional + Producer Program provides opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable agriculture efforts.

  • Farmers in Pohnpei


    The Farmer/Rancher Program focuses on advancing on-farm sustainability solutions by funding innovative producer-driven research and outreach.

  • Extension New Mexico

    Professional Development

    The Professional Development Program advances education and outreach strategies for professionals and educators who work directly with farmers and ranchers.

  • Soil Health Potato Farm

    Local Education & Demonstration

    Funding for the Local Education and Demonstration (LED) grants will help increase the application and adoption of the results and recommendations from previous SARE-funded research by identifying and overcoming the environmental, economic, and social hindrances of adopting sustainable agricultural practices locally. (formerly Research to Grassroots.)

  • 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.

  • Graduate Student

    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.

  • 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.