Types of Grants
Southern SARE offers several different grant opportunities throughout the Southern region, each with its own audiences and own priorities. Learn more about each one to determine which grant may be right for you. The application process always begins with the release of Calls for Proposals. 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 projects are conducted by teams of interdisciplinary researchers specializing in sustainable agricultural systems.
Large Systems Research Grants are for systems research teams who have successful ongoing long-term systems research programs, but need support to accomplish additional long-term research goals.
The Professional Development program provides sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies for Cooperative Extension Service personnel, Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and others who work directly with farmers and ranchers.
On-Farm Research Grants are conducted by agricultural professionals on one or more working farms to help their farmer clients find sustainable solutions to problems.
A competitive grants program for farmers to conduct research, marketing and education projects.
Sustainable Community Innovation Grants are jointly administered by Southern SARE and the Southern Rural Development Center for the purpose of linking sustainable agriculture with healthy economic community development.
SARE Graduate Student Grants are one of the few research funding opportunities open to full-time Master's and Ph.D. students throughout the Southern region.
A new grant program for Research & Education Grant recipients to engage pre-collegiate high school students and freshman/sophomore college students in sustainable agriculture research. Read more about the program and how to apply.