Northeast SARE
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Research for Novel Approaches

Research for Novel Approaches

For applied research projects that hold promise for future farmer adoption

Cooperative Extension staff learn about soil assessment for blueberries. Photo courtesy of Jack Rabin.
Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants 

For projects that deliver sustainable agriculture training to professionals who work with farmers.

cover crops in corn stubble
Research and Education Grants

Research and Education Grants

For exploring new sustainable techniques and supporting farmer adoption.

Young researchers get hands-on experience
Graduate Student Grants

Graduate Student Grants

For sustainable agriculture research supervised by a faculty advisor. 

Beekeeper Ross Conrad
Farmer Grants

Farmer Grants

For farmers who want to test an interesting new idea. 

Sharing ideas and learning by doing. Photo Joshua Brown, c. 2011
Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants 

For projects run cooperatively between agricultural service providers and farmers.

Welcome Grant Deadlines

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program offers competitive grants and sustainable agriculture education in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Northeast SARE offers a number of grant programs to farmers, educators, researchers, nonprofits, and others who work with farmers.

As one of four regional offices that administer the SARE program, Northeast SARE publishes all grant project results to SARE's national database.

While the program operates regionally, state programs deliver train-the-trainer programs locally and provide outreach in each Northeast state.

SARE also provides a wide range of educational resources, including books and bulletins published by the national SARE Outreach office to publications developed by grant recipients.

New for 2019: For all grant programs, applications are due at 5 p.m. ET on the deadline dates.

Open Calls:

Currently Closed:

  • Farmer Grants: The deadline for 2019 project applications closed on November 27, 2018. The next call for proposals will be available in late summer 2019. 
  • Partnership Grants: The deadline for 2019 proposals closed on April 23, 2019. The next call for proposals will be available in late winter 2020.
  • Graduate Student Grants: The deadline for 2019 proposals closed on May 7, 2019. The next call for proposals will be available in late winter 2020.


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