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Research Funding Sources

Competitive grants programs that provide research funds to scientists, agricultural educators, farmers and ranchers and students are available from a variety of government agencies and non-profit organizations. Find funding opportunities, grant-writing tips and related technical support here.

Where Can I Find Agricultural Funding Resources?   html

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Describes programs and resource guides that serve as starting points for identifying funding opportunities.

Applying for a SARE Grant?   html

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Applying for a SARE Grant?SARE-grant applicants can locate contacts, grant-writing guides, and on-farm research information.

Funding Opportunities   html

A database of many types of funding programs and sources focused on sustainable and alternative agricultural practices and research. Browse the list or search by keyword.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education   html

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Operates a competitive nationwide research and education grants program and conducts outreach to facilitate improved sustainable farming practices. Produces books, bulletins and other information products for farmers, ranchers and agricultural educators.

NIFA Funding Opportunities   html

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Provides information on available or anticipated competitive grants or cooperative agreements across agriculture.

OFRF Grantmaking and Research   html

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Administers competitive grants program to fund on-farm organic research and dissemination of the research results.

Farm Bill Programs and Grants   html

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Basic information about status, administration and use of a wide range of programs and policies related to sustainable agriculture, especially in reference to the 2008 Farm Bill.

A Guide to Funding Resources   html

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

This full-text publication provides a variety of information that link to helpful web sites and non-electronic publication citations that assist in identifying funding programs.