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Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grants

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Western SARE is providing up to $75,000 grants for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers in the Western US to conduct research, education, and extension activities for one year. Projects must address local research and education needs, with priority given to projects that focus on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations. Researchers with expertise in sustainable agriculture eligible for a sabbatical leave with the support of their home institution are eligible to apply. Applications must include a home institution, a sabbatical research, a host institution, a host principal investigator, and one agricultural producer at the location of the host institution.

Deadline

1/11/2021

NOAA Marine Debris Prevention and Removal

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This program provides funding to address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the US economy, the marine environment, and navigation safety through identifying, assessing, preventing, reducing, and removing marine debris. State and local governments, institutes of higher education, nonprofits, and commercial organizations are eligible to apply.

Deadline

1/29/2021

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

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This program provides funding for projects that enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. This program is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assists farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. State agricultural experiment stations, colleges and universities, other research institutions and organizations, private organizations, foundations or corporations, and individuals may apply.

Deadline

1/14/2021

Wetland Program Development Grants

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This program provides funding for project that develop or refine state or local government wetland programs. Nonprofits, NGOs, and universities may apply.

Deadline

1/21/2021

Agriculture in the Classroom Challenge Grants Program

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The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program provides funding for projects that encourage academic institutions in partnership with organizations and employers to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community in K-14 instruction and secondary and 2-year-postsecondary education. The maximum award amount is $50,000 for a regular grant, $150,000 for a collaborative type 1 grant, and $300,000 for a collaborative type 2 grant. Funds may be used towards curriculum development, instructional delivery systems, expanding student career opportunities, training faculty, and facilitating interaction with other academic institutions.

Deadline

2/4/2022

Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity

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This grant provides funding to install a thermally led community wood energy system or build an innovative wood product facility. The goal of this program is to support forest health and stimulate the local economy by expending renewable wood energy use and innovative wood products manufacturing capacity. Projects must be shovel ready, and this grant can only cover up to 35% of total capital costs. A webinar on 11/10 @ 8 am will provide more information about this program. Nonprofits, local and state governments, businesses, companies, corporations, institutions of higher education and special purpose districts are welcome to apply.

Deadline

2/3/2021

Sea Pact

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See Pact aims to advance sustainable fisheries and responsible aquaculture practices through funding projects in four focus areas: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Target 75 Initiative, Domestic Aquaculture Advocacy, Aquaculture Education, and the responsible joint Sea Pact seafood sourcing policy. Sea Pact accepts LOI year-round.

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Year Round

EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

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There are two programs that applicants can receive funding from under the EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program:

1) The EDA’s Public Works program, which helps distressed communities build, design, or engineer critical infrastructure and facilities to promote economic development and regional prosperity.

2) The EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program accepts applications for projects in rural and urban areas that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects.

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Year Round

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

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The Biodynamic Scholarship Fund serves farmers, aspiring farmers, and those interested in learning and developing skills in biodynamics but lack the financial resources to participate in educational opportunities. By providing scholarships to individuals to attend the North American Biodynamic Conference and other events organized by the Biodynamic Association as well as biodynamic workshops or coursework at participating education centers in North America, the Biodynamic Association is making education more accessible for all.

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Rolling Basis

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grants

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Two SARE programs are currently open:

•Professional Development Grant Program (PDGP)

This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. PDP Grants are limited to $100,000.

•Research to Grassroots Grant Program (R2GP)

Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. The maximum for each project's funding is $75,000.

Deadline

11/18/2020

Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship

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This fellowship provides $1,000-$3,000 to properly qualified young women who have several years of experience in agriculture, horticulture, or related subjects and are looking to advance their studies through pursuing a masters or doctorate at an educational institution in the United States.

Deadline

3/15/2021

2021 Restoration & Resilience COVID-19 Recovery Fund

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The National Environmental Education Foundation is providing $128,000 in grant funding to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during COVID-19. These funds may be used for conservation, accessibility, maintenance, and cultural and historical preservation projects. Nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies may apply.

Deadline

11/25/2020

Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

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This program provides funding for at least four Ph.D. fellowships in 2021 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.

Deadline

2/17/2021

Recreational Fisheries Competition for the Pacific Islands

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This competition supports recreational and non-commercial fishing projects in the Pacific Island Region that improve sustainable fishing opportunities, maintain stability of fish stocks, and protect cultural fishing traditions. Individuals, institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

1/27/2021

Women and Minorities in STEM Program

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This program supports research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. Specifically, this program is looking to help create a competent and qualified workforce in food and agricultural science through focusing on projects with a K-14 audience. Previously funded projects have created project-based agricultural research classes for high school students and held a girls agricultural STEM camp.

Deadline

1/21/2021

AASONA Agricultural Research Awards

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This program provides twenty $5000 awards to Native Hawaiian students in 2-year and 4-year institutions pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree. The goal of this program is to help Native students with financial need conduct research in an agricultural related area. Proposals will be ranked on their potential to contribute to Native Hawaiian communities in farming and ranching. Applicants must be a current American Indian Science and Engineering Society member at the time of application (AISES membership is free for all students)! Applications will be accepted and rewarded on a rolling basis until funds are no longer available.

Deadline

Rolling Basis

Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity

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This grant provides funding for projects that will substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets throughout the US to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands. The maximum for each award is usually $250, and a 100% match is required. A webinar on 11/10 at 8 am will provide more information. For-profit entities, state and local governments, school districts, not-for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education are welcome to apply.

Deadline

1/20/2021

Nestle Foundation Research Grants

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The Nestle Foundation supports a variety of research. Their training and small research grant program supports smaller research projects; their pilot grant supports high potential pilot research; and their large research grant supports bigger research projects. Interested scientists should submit a letter of intent describing their project and estimated budget, and will be invited to submit a full proposal should their project align with the Foundation’s funding strategy. LOI are accepted year-round while full grant applications should be submitted by January 10th for funding in May and by May 10th for funding in October.

Deadline

Year Round

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

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Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program provides loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to:

•Help microenterprises startup and growth through a Rural Microloan Revolving Fund.

•Provide training and technical assistance to microloan borrowers and micro entrepreneurs.

Funds can be used for:

•Working capital

•Debt refinancing

•Purchasing equipment and supplies

•Improving real estate

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Year Round

National FFA Scholarships

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The National FFA Foundation supports multiple scholarships to students pursuing higher education and career goals. Click here to find out more.

Deadline

Multiple

Emergent Fund

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The Emergent Fund supports strategies that help communities respond to rapidly changing conditions. They look to fund projects that support community development through long-term economic or social justice.

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Year Round

People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition

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The US EPA is hopping to fund applications that research, develop, design and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges through the use of scientific principles. Projects should create innovative technology-based projects that achieve an improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet, as well as respond to the environmental and human health protection needs of people in the US including small, rural and disadvantaged communities. Recipients may receive up to $25,000 for phase I of their project. Public and private institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

Deadline

2/9/2021

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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This program provides up to $350,000 of funding for community-based outreach education programs that educate individuals and families about health promotion and educational activities and the importance of good health. This program also provides funding to train volunteers and health service providers about health promotion and health care services for individuals and families. Universities may apply.

Deadline

4/29/2021

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships

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The National Sea Grant Office and the Ocean Acidification Program are seeking applications that establish, continue, and expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Projects should utilize new or existing research or industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Project funding is expected to range between $100,000-$300,000 per year for 1-3 years. Institutes of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state and local governments may apply.

Deadline

3/16/2021

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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This program provides funding to projects that address the needs of rural communities by providing individual and family health education programs. Land grant universities may apply.

Deadline

4/29/2021

Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

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This program supports projects that address a state, regional, national or international educational need, involve a creative or nontraditional approach towards addressing this need that serves as a model to others, encourages and facilitates better working relationships in the university science and education community and between universities and the private sector. US public or private nonprofit colleges are welcome to apply.

Deadline

3/8/2021

Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program

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This program funding to public and private, nonprofit Native Hawaiian-serving institutions of higher education to address educational needs in food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines.

Deadline

2/25/2021

Cargill Global Scholars

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Underrepresented freshman and sophomore students with financial need attending partner Cargill University schools may apply to participate in the Cargill Global. Scholars Program. This program provides a $2,500 scholarship for two years, leadership development training, and one-on-one mentoring. Applications open in Fall 2020 and are due in early March 2021.

Deadline

3/2021

Rural Business Development Grant

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The Rural Business Development Grant provides technical assistance and training to small rural businesses with fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue. There are two types of grants: enterprise grants and opportunity grants. Towns, communities, state agencies, nonprofits, and institutes of higher education may apply.

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HDOA Import Replacement: Increasing Production of Hawaii Specialty Crops

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HDOA is seeking proposals from eligible nonprofits, local, state, and federal government entities, for-profit organizations, universities and individuals for projects that enhance the competitiveness of Hawaii specialty crops by replacing imported specialty crops with seeds and other propagative material sourced from USA territories that do not require post-entry quarantine.

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TBD

Food Sovereignty Tours Scholarship Program

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Food Sovereignty Tours offers $50-$600 scholarships to individuals based on need, interest and available funds to provide educational travel opportunities to people from diverse backgrounds and income levels. The goal of the program is to allow recipients build alliances and learn new innovations and strategies from people around the world working to build food justice and food sovereignty.

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