Graduate students at any accredited Northeast university, college or veterinary school are invited to submit proposals to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The deadline to apply is April 27 at 5 p.m.
The program funds graduate student research focused on sustainable agriculture using either or both natural and social science approaches. Proposals are capped at $15,000 and should address issues of current or potential importance to Northeast farmers and the agricultural community.
Projects must explore one or more of the sustainable agriculture themes of good stewardship, profitability and quality of life for farmers and the agricultural community. They may address a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, cropping systems, pest management, livestock health, social sustainability, soil quality, farm energy production, farmworkers and agricultural labor, urban agriculture and the marketing of local food.
All research must be conducted between Aug. 1, 2021, and Nov. 30, 2024, in the Northeast region, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Women; Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); members of the LGBTQ+ community and students enrolled in minority-serving institutions, including 1890s and other historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges and universities, are encouraged to submit proposals.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Northeast SARE offers competitive grants to conduct sustainable agriculture research and education projects. It is housed within University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, a unit of UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.