Subject: Call for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Pre-proposals Now Open



North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (NCR
SARE) has just issued its call for 2008 research and education project
pre-proposals.  Submissions are due June 19, 2007.  This granting
program provides funds to collaborative teams of scientists, farmers,
institutions, organizations, and educators to  explore sustainable
agriculture through in-depth research projects or
education/demonstration projects. Project results must benefit NCR
agriculture. Although Congress has not finalized the budget, SARE
anticipates that roughly $1.5 million will be available to fund
approximately 10 to 13 grant projects, with individual grants up to
$150,000, for projects lasting up to three years .  

The call for pre-proposals is available at

If you have ideas for a possible project, I would be happy to talk with
you about possibilities to develop your ideas into a SARE research or
education pre-proposal.  Part of my role as Michigan's SARE coordinator
is to help Michigan people and organizations participate in SARE's
programs.  Please feel free to e-mail or telephone me if I can help.  

Also, don't forget that the NCR SARE call for Professional Development
pre-proposals is also open until May 25, 2007.  That call for
pre-proposals is available at

I look forward to seeing some strong Michigan pre-proposals submitted
for both programs.  Let me know how I can help.  

Susan Smalley
Michigan SARE Coordinator

Susan B. Smalley, Ph.D.
Extension Specialist
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies
303 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

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