Grant Calls for Proposals
Each year, Southern SARE invites applicants to submit proposals for the various grant opportunities that are offered. The application process always begins with the release of Calls for Proposals. Southern SARE grants are competitive, which means Calls for Proposals are issued for each type of grant. The grant programs can be divided into two broad categories. The "big-grant" programs ( Research and Education, Large Systems, and Professional Development) require a two-step application process in keeping with the complicated nature of the project activities. Pre-proposals are evaluated for suitability to SARE's funding guidelines. The highest ranking pre-proposals are invited to return as a more detailed proposal.
The smaller grants (Graduate Student, Sustainable Community, On-Farm Research or Producer) are awarded through a single proposal process.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to download and read the Call for Proposals before applying for a grant. All the rules and guidelines and everything you need to complete the application process and successfully submit your project can be found in the Call for Proposals.
If after reading a call, you still have questions about whether that grant is best for your ideas, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and Education Grant CFP is for information purposes only. The 2018 Research and Education Grant CFP will be released March 2017. Learn more about systems research before applying for this grant.
Large Systems Research Grant CFP is for information purposes only. Learn more about systems research before applying for this grant.
Graduate Student Grant CFP for 2017 is now open open. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST on May 5, 2017.
Professional Development Program CFP is for information purposes only. The 2018 Professional Development Program Grant CFP will be released March 2017.
Producer Grant Program CFP is for information purposes only. The 2017 Producer Grant CFP will be released September 2017.
On-Farm Research Grant CFP is for information purposes only. The 2017 On-Farm Research Grant CFP will be released September 2017.
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant CFP will not be offered for 2016. Please check back in 2017 for grant opportunities.