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Upcoming Grant Deadlines

April 13, 2021: Partnership Grant Proposals

April 27, 2021: Graduate Student Research Grant Proposals

August 3, 2021: Research and Education Grant Preproposals (invited full proposals: October 26, 2021)

August 3, 2021: Research for Novel Approaches Grant Preproposals (invited full proposals: October 26, 2021)

August 3, 2021: Professional Development Grant Preproposals (invited full proposals: October 26, 2021)

November 16, 2021: Farmer Grant Proposals

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:

  • Maine farmer Sarah Redmond

    Farmer Grant

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

  • 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.

  • swede midge field research

    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.

  • Ag service providers identify pasture plants

    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.

  • 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.