Which Grant is Right for Me?

Applying for a Western SARE Grant:

Which One is Right for Me?

Grants for Research Combined with Education and Outreach

Should I apply for a Farmer/Rancher Grant?

  • I am a farmer or rancher
  • I have an idea for implementing a sustainable practice I’d like to try on my operation
  • I can identify an adviser with whom to partner
  • I am willing to take the lead on the research and outreach deliverables
  • I am willing to take fiscal responsibility and submit regular reports
  • My project can be completed in up to three years and within a $25,000 budget
  • I understand funding does not cover start-up costs or equipment

Should I apply for a Professional + Producer Grant?

  • I am an ag professional (Extension, NRCS, Conservation District, NGO, etc) who works directly with producers
  • I can identify at least three producers who will be involved in a project focused on sustainable ag
  • I am willing to take the lead on the research and outreach deliverables
  • I am willing to take fiscal responsibility and submit regular reports
  • My project can be completed in up to three years and within a $85,000 budget

Should I apply for a Graduate Student Research and Education Grant?

  • I am a full-time graduate student of agricultural sciences at an accredited university
  • My graduate project focuses on sustainable agriculture research and outreach
  • My major professor is willing to be the Principal Investigator and take fiscal responsibility
  • I can identify at least one producer who will be involved in the project
  • I am willing to take the lead on the research and outreach deliverables
  • I am willing to submit regular reports
  • My project can be completed in up to three years and within a $30,000 budget

Should I apply for a Sabbatical Research and Education Grant?

  • I have identified a researcher to spend their Sabbatical at my institution doing research and education
  • The project will advance sustainable agriculture in the West
  • My institution will accept fiscal responsibility, and as team lead I will submit regular reports
  • The project is up to one year and can be completed within a $75,000 budget
  • For the person on Sabbatical Paid Leave:
  • I am eligible for Sabbatical Paid Leave for at least six months
  • I am willing to develop human capacity on the Sabbatical topic at the Host Institution
  • I have the Sabbatical support of my Home Institution
  • By the time I and the Host Institution submit the proposal, I will have made all the arrangements related to the Sabbatical activities to be conducted at the Host Institution

Grants for Education and Outreach

Should I apply for a Professional Development Grant?

  • I am an ag professional (Extension, NRCS, Conservation District, NGO, etc)
  • I want to implement a "train-the-trainer" program about a sustainable agriculture topic
  • My project idea will increase ag professionals' sustainable agriculture knowledge, skills, and action using a multi-disciplinary approach
  • I am willing to take the lead on the training deliverables, fiscal responsibility, and reporting
  • My project can be completed in three years within a $100,000 budget

Should I apply for a Local Education and Demonstration Grant?

  • I am an ag professional (Extension, NRCS, Conservation District, NGO, etc) who works directly with producers
  • I can identify at least three producers who will be involved in a project focused on sustainable ag
  • I am willing to take the lead on the research and outreach deliverables
  • I am willing to take fiscal responsibility and submit regular reports
  • My project can be completed in up to three years and within a $60,000 budget