2024 SSARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open

February 8, 2024
University of Florida graduate student Jesse Potts is studying the nutrient needs of vanilla plants. The goal is to develop fertilizer recommendations for growers. Photo credit: Southern SARE

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2024 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants.

Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are open to Master’s and PhD students, enrolled at accredited institutions across the Southern region, who are interested in exploring areas of sustainable agriculture through quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Funding amount for grant projects has increased from $16,500 to $22,000 for two-year projects.

Proposal submission deadline is May 10, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) EST.  Download the Call for Proposals and carefully read the proposal application instructions. All of the guidelines, program goals, review criteria, and the submission process to apply for a Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant can be found within the Call for Proposals. 

Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are very competitive. To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate a direct relationship between the approach and methods used in the project and the relevance to sustainable agriculture.  Research projects must cover issues related to improving the profitability of farmers/ranchers in the Southern region; sustaining and improving the environmental quality and natural resources base on which agriculture depends; or enhancing the quality of life for farmers and ranchers and the communities they support.

Grant awards are announced in August with the project start date of funded projects beginning September 1.

Visit the Southern SARE website for more information on sustainable agriculture and other grant funding opportunities.

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