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Sabbatical Research and Education Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Faculty
for Research and Education Projects

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Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline Date:

01/11/21 12:00 PM (noon) MST

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 to USA, Canada, and International faculty for research and education projects. Projects must take place within the Western region of the United States and its territories. Projects addressing new topics in understudied areas and underrepresented communities are of special interest. Funding is intended for projects that partner with farmers, agricultural professionals, ranchers, and researchers.

Overview: The Western SARE Administrative Council funds proposals that present creative and innovative research and Extension/outreach approaches and practices that advance Western SARE goals and are economically viable, protect the environment, and are socially responsible. Western SARE Sabbatical projects must contain both research and education components; bring together, at the location where the sabbatical will be conducted, a team of local partners (researchers, students, ag professionals, and producers) to plan, implement, and disseminate the findings of the project; outline educational outreach plans for producers and agricultural professionals; establish mechanisms to build research, education, and human capacity Sabbatical Host Institution; and produce quantifiable scholarly and educational products for researchers, producers, and agricultural professionals. Sabbatical grants must address local research and education needs with special emphasis on underserved communities, understudied geographic locations, and/or unexplored topics. Grants need to establish mechanisms to build research, education and outreach human capacity at the Host Institution.

Western SARE goals:

  • Promote good stewardship of the nation’s natural resources by providing site-specific, regional and profitable sustainable farming and ranching methods that strengthen agricultural competitiveness; satisfy human food and fiber needs; maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of soil; conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources and fish and wildlife habitat; and maintain and improve the quality of surface and ground water.
  • Enhance the quality of life of farmers and ranchers and ensure the viability of rural communities, for example, by increasing income and employment, especially profitable self-employment and innovative marketing opportunities in agricultural and rural communities.
  • Protect the health and safety of those involved in food and farm systems by reducing, where feasible and practical, the use of toxic materials in agricultural production, and by optimizing on-farm resources and integrating, where appropriate, biological cycles and controls.
  • Promote crop, livestock, and enterprise diversification.
  • Examine the regional, economic, social, and environmental implications of adopting sustainable agriculture practices and systems.

Funds to support personnel salary, travel, and supplies, where justified, are allowed.

The Western region includes Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Federated States of Micronesia, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191964

Estimated Size of Grant:

Western SARE Sabbatical grants can request up to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects may be between 6 months and 1 year in length. Sabbatical grants are non-renewable and non-extendable beyond one-year period.

Please choose a start date that corresponds with the first-of-the-month. Start dates must be no earlier than April 1, 2021 and no later than October 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Researchers eligible for a Sabbatical Leave who have the support of their home institution (hereafter Home Institution) and who have demonstrated expertise in sustainable agriculture research and education/outreach are eligible to apply for a Western SARE Sabbatical Grant. While applicants for a Western SARE Sabbatical Grant could reside outside the Western region of the United States, including foreign countries, all research and education activities should be conducted within the Western U.S. region. Applications should be done in association with a primary Host Institution located within the Western region, including non-governmental organizations. Having additional collaborating institutions and research sites in the Western U.S. region is allowed.

Sabbatical Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes: Note the below list is not exhaustive:
- Capital Equipment purchases above $5,000.
- Starting or expanding a farm or farm operation.
- Major renovations/permanent improvements to a farm or ranch, such as constructing or remodeling a building.
- Repairs/Maintenance of equipment or buildings/facilities.
- Providing meals during events that are not necessary to maintain the continuity of a scheduled meeting/activity; breakfasts and dinners typically do not qualify.
- Testing of commercial products.
- Student fees and/or tuition.
- Salary, benefits, and housing for the Sabbatical Researcher.

Eligible requirements for the Home Institution, a Sabbatical Researcher (Co-PI), a Host Institution, and a Host Principal Investigator (PI) can be found at https://western.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/WSARE-Sabbaticals-Call-for-Proposals_FINAL.pdf#page=3.

Pre-Application Information:

Sabbatical Grant Schedule:
- January 11, 2021 – Full proposals are due by 12:00 PM (noon) MST.
- February 2021 – A Technical Review Panel reviews and recommends proposals for funding.
- March 2021 – The Western SARE Administrative Council selects proposals for funding.
- April 2021 – Applicants will be informed about the status of their submissions.

Submitted proposals that fulfill the submission requirements will undergo the evaluation of a Technical Review Panel – researchers, educators, and agricultural producers- following the scoring review criteria included in the Call for Proposal. The Technical Review Panel ranks and provides recommendations of proposals. The Western SARE Administrative Council selects the proposals to be funded during its winter and summer meetings. You will be notified of the status of your submission shortly after the final selection.

Recording of Grant Writing seminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCd8Wh-gGtU&feature=youtu.be

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://projects.sare.org/

Western SARE Host Institution
207 Linfield Hall
Bozeman, MT,59717-286
Phone: 406-994-4785
email: wsare@montana.edu

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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