Research & Education Grant Calls for Proposals Postponed This Year
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program will not offer Research & Education Grants this year (2012/2013-grant cycle). The next R&E Call for Pre-proposals will be issued in March 2013 with awards announced in February 2014.
All other Southern SARE grant programs will release new Calls for Proposals during the regular 2012/2013-grant cycle. Graduate Student and Professional Development Program grants are now open and will be followed by Producer Grants, On-Farm Research Grants, and Sustainable Community Innovation Grants in August and September.
The organization’s Administrative Council (AC), during its winter meeting, voted to postpone calls for new Research & Education Grants for one year due to delays in annual appropriations that can prevent the timely start of approved projects. Calls for Proposals are generally released in March.
Southern SARE director Jeff Jordan notes that delaying funding for new R&E grants for one year means that, “When calls resume in 2013, Southern SARE will have funds on hand to process contracts as soon as the AC has made its decisions on which grants to support.”
Research & Education Grants, designed for researchers from public and private institutions, environmental agencies, USDA-ARS labs, NGOs, and other similar groups, encourage a systems research approach to sustainable agriculture.
For questions or additional information regarding the postponement of the Research & Education Grants, contact Jeff Jordan at email@example.com.
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.