We hope to publish ag industry related grants, internships, scholarships, et. al. at least once a month. If your organization offers this type of award or funding, please feel free to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association has a May 31 deadline for a scholarship program that will award $1,500 to $2,000 to rising juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in poultry or animal sciences, agri-business or ag. economics, food sciences or another aligned facet of agricultural studies. Applicants are required to provide sealed copies of their transcripts, one-page letters describing goals and aspirations, and letters of recommendation from their deans, department chairs or advisors.
The National Pork Board has set a deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, for research proposals that fall into one of six general areas: swine health, pork safety human nutrition, sow productivity, swine nutrition and human nutrition. Among the specific research topics mentioned in the call for proposals are: water footprint of pork production, economic analysis of gas emissions at swine operations, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv), on-farm epidemiology of salmonella and other food safety threats; hypertension and other relationships between pork consumption and human nutrition; and improvements in swine feed and breeding. The six committees that will be reviewing proposals have between $150,000 and $900,000 to distribute in the current funding cycle. For more info, click here...
Both technical advisors and pork producers will review proposals.
Grant recipients will be notified in late August and project funding will begin October 1.
The Southern Region of USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has a June 1 deadline for pre-proposals for projects that will provide training in sustainable agriculture for educators and aligned professionals working with farmers in the region. The funding program usually supports four to six training projects annually, and this year proposal reviewers are particularly interested in projects that will assist farmers with limited financial resources in participating in federal and state agricultural programs for which they are eligible. Southern Region SARE has a made a stated goal of training trainers who can in turn teach farmers determine their eligibility for funding and then to fill out the necessary forms and documents. Non-governmental farm support agencies as well as Cooperative Extension personnel are eligible for the professional development grants.
Another SARE program with a June 1 application deadline this year is the program's funding for graduate student research projects. Projects may require as much as three years for completion and require up to $10,000 in supplies, labor, equipment and travel expenses. Proposal reviewers will be looking for research, led by full-time graduate students, that is rooted in the environmental, economic or social impacts of sustainable agriculture.
The third SARE funding program with a June 1 application deadline is one with a revised approach to systems research. The three current areas of concentration are production research, post-harvest/food systems research and projects that encompass both of the first two areas.
USDA’s SARE website has a searchable database that can serve as an idea generator for nonprofit agricultural support groups, grad students and Extension units wondering if a research or education project they have in mind is something SARE might consider for funding.
The National Poultry & Food Distributors Association has a May 31 deadline for a scholarship program that provides $1,500 to $2,000 to rising juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in poultry or animal sciences, agri-business or ag. economics, food sciences or another aligned facet of agricultural studies. Applicants are required to provide sealed copies of their transcripts, one-page letters describing goals and aspirations, and letters of recommendation from their deans, department chairs or advisors.
There is a June 1 application deadline for an American Sheep Industry Association scholarship program that awards $1,500 for "sheep-related graduate studies." The scholarship’s objective is to advance and promote industries dependent on sheep, lambs or wool by providing financial support to a graduate student. Applicants should be enrolled in animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine or another related area. Two letters of reference and proof of graduate school acceptance must accompany applications.
The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) has a June 1 deadline for its 2011 William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Awards, which come with cash stipends of $750 for the best master’s thesis submitted, and the top master’s level case study or research paper submitted.
The winners in both categories also will have their travel expenses paid for a trip to the FDRS annual meeting in Portland, Ore., in mid-October. The awards are named to recognize the professional contributions of William Applebaum, a former executive for the Kroger company who was one of the founders of the FDRS.
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