Southern SARE Releases Graduate Student Grants Calls for Proposals
GRIFFIN, Ga. – The Southern region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released its Calls for Proposals for the 2011 Graduate Student Grants program.
Full-time Master’s and PhD students majoring in sustainable agriculture and attending accredited institutions throughout the Southern region are invited to submit proposals to fund research projects addressing issues in sustainable agriculture. Grants are one-time awards of up to $10,000 and can be used to fund projects lasting up to three years.
Read more on Calls for Proposals guidelines. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 1. Grants winners are announced in September.
The objective of the SARE program is to enable farmers and ranchers to move profitably toward production systems compatible with the goal of sustainable agriculture, including promoting good land stewardship, protecting the health and safety of people and animals, enhancing quality of life, and strengthening rural communities.
The Southern region includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Graduate student projects funded in the past include Southeastern food systems projects, cropping systems for dairy production, cover crop production in cotton fields, weed suppression in soybeans, habitat development for native pollinators, and bioenergy and biofertilizer for small farm enterprises.
For more detailed graduate student projects, completed or ongoing, search the national SARE database.
Read more for information on Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants.
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.