Western SARE Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region for conducting research, education, and extension activities.
Western SARE funds proposals that present innovative research and educational outreach for advancing sustainable agriculture practices in the Western U.S.* Sabbatical projects must contain both research and education components by bringing together a team of local partners (researchers, students, educators, and producers) along with a Sabbatical researcher to develop research, education, and human capacity at the Sabbatical Host Institution location. Sabbatical grants must address local research and education needs with special emphasis on underserved communities, understudied geographic locations, and/or unexplored topics. The goal of this grant program is to obtain results that are applicable to agricultural production, sustain and improve the environmental quality and natural resources upon which agriculture depends, improve the profitability of agricultural producers and associated businesses, and enhance the quality of life of agricultural communities.
*The Western Region includes: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Micronesia, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern, Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
For a definition of sustainable agriculture, and for Western SARE Goals, see https://www.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/Sabbatical-2024-Call-for-Proposals-Final.pdf#page=2.