The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program will continue to accept proposals for its Partnership and Graduate Student Research Grant Programs while staff assess ways to best serve stakeholders during the current COVID-19 situation.
Information about the grant programs may be found on the Northeast SARE website at www.northeastsare.org. Applicants who encounter delays or closures that hinder their ability to obtain necessary authorized signatures required on the application may proceed and submit proposals without those signatures, following procedures outlined in the grant submission system.
Grant applicants and current recipients are encouraged to reach out with any questions and may email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Partnership Grant Program funds projects conducted by agricultural service providers--researchers, educators, nonprofit staff and others--working in direct partnership with farmers. Grants are capped at $30,000, and proposals are due online by 5 p.m. ET on April 14.
The Graduate Student Research Grant Program is open to any graduate student enrolled at an accredited college, university or veterinary school located in the Northeast. Up to $15,000 will be awarded per grant. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. ET on April 21.
All projects must be conducted in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C. or West Virginia.
Northeast SARE is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and hosted by University of Vermont Extension.