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 University
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS)
303 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

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