Research and Education Grants
In the overview section you can get a description of the grant, who can apply, what type of projects can be funded, what is expected of grantees, and a timeline for submitting a preproposal and full proposal.
Research and Education projects are initially screened using a document called a preproposal. The preproposal is a short preliminary concept document that allows SARE reviewers to select the most promising projects that offer strong justifications, a clear performance target, and effective approaches.
Projects must explore and improve on sustainable practices in agriculture or seek wider adoption or mainstreaming of sustainable practices. Practices to be adopted may be related to production, marketing, finances, or social/quality of life issues. There are eight sections in a preproposal, each with a word limit.
Note that there are specific word counts for each component of the preproposal. The instructions also give review criteria and examples.
If your project proceeds to the full grant proposal stage, you can use this section to learn about the application format, deadlines, review process, and other policy guidelines SARE has in place.