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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Research and Education Grant

Full Proposal Deadline: Oct 25, 2022

Research for Novel Approaches Grant

Full Proposal Deadline: Oct 25, 2022

Professional Development Grant

Full Proposal Deadline: Oct 25, 2022

Farmer Grant

Deadline: November 15, 2022


Which grant program is the best fit for my project?

Visit our grant comparison chart to take a quick side-by-side look at our grant programs.

Northeast SARE offers the following competitive grant programs:

  • Research and Education Grant

    Funds education projects that focus on farmers and changes they make that lead to greater sustainability; projects may included an applied research component. This grant program requires a preproposal; full proposals are submitted by invitation only. As part of Northeast SARE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategic Plan we will be examining our grant programs and procedures and may make structural changes to our grantmaking systems. To accommodate that work, this grant program may not call for preproposals in 2023.

  • Research for Novel Approaches

    Provides funding for applied sustainable agriculture research for which farmer adoption is not yet realistic. This grant program requires a preproposal; full proposals are submitted by invitation only. As part of Northeast SARE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategic Plan we will be examining our grant programs and procedures and may make structural changes to our grantmaking systems. To accommodate that work, this grant program may not call for preproposals in 2023.

  • Professional Development Grant

    Funds train-the-trainer projects that increase the knowledge, skills, understanding, and abilities of service providers to teach farmers about sustainable practices and approaches. This grant program requires a preproposal; full proposals are submitted by invitation only. As part of Northeast SARE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategic Plan we will be examining our grant programs and procedures and may make structural changes to our grantmaking systems. To accommodate that work, this grant program may not call for preproposals in 2023.

  • Farmer Grant

    For commercial farmers who want to test a new idea using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other techniques.

  • Partnership Grant

    For agricultural professionals who want to conduct projects working in direct partnership with farmers.

  • Graduate Student Research Grant

    For graduate students at any Northeast college, university, or veterinary school who want to conduct research on sustainable agriculture topics.