Northeast SARE offers the following competitive grant programs:
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.
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.
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.
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.
For commercial farmers who want to test a new idea using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other techniques.