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 http://ncr.sare.org/resedu.htm
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 http://ncr.sare.org/PDP/pdp.htm
I look forward to seeing some strong Michigan pre-proposals submitted for both programs. Let me know how I can help.
Michigan SARE Coordinator
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