Graduate Student Research and Education

Closed - Opens September 2024

How the Program Works

Is Your Unique Idea?

Search our project database to see what projects similar to yours may have been funded.



Call for Proposals: Sept. 2023

Proposals Due: Dec. 2023

Review Panel Meets: Jan/Feb

Award Decisions: Feb/March

Project Funds Available: April

This grant program involves full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university of Western U.S., their academic advisor and at least one producer implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. Projects must integrate rigorous research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social. It is expected that outcomes of funded projects will result in quantifiable benefits for producers, increase the preservation of the natural and social resources upon which agriculture relies, and be documented in scholarly journals and disseminated throughout educational outreach activities.

Review these FAQs to learn more.

Archived CFPS are to be used as EXAMPLES ONLY. Please be aware that upcoming Calls may differ. However by reviewing these documents you will get an idea of what Western SARE is looking for in a good proposal and begin your planning efforts.

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