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Call for Proposals

September 25, 2018

State Board of Agricultural Research and Education calls for research proposals

The State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is calling for research proposals for fiscal year 2018-2019. Funding for the research comes through the Agricultural Research Fund (ARF). The ARF is funded from an imposed tax upon the gross receipts of retailers from all sales at retail, including the leasing or renting, of farm machinery or irrigation equipment used exclusively for agricultural purposes and state general fund appropriations. For the current fiscal year, a total of $618,041 is available for grants. This amount is distributed among eleven commodity-based granting committees based on percentages of cash receipts from farm marketings from the previous fiscal year. 

We have been able to collect the data needed to determine the grant dollars available to each granting committee and have provided those amounts below. 

  • Soybean:  Proposals due October 12. Amount available: $141,902. Matching funds required. Submit 1 copy of the application.
  • Wheat: Proposals due October 19. Amount available: $100,369. Matching funds required. Submit 16 copies of the application. 
  • Animal Agriculture: Proposals due October 26. Amount available: $111,247. No matching funds required. Submit 10 copies of the application. 
  • Barley: Proposals due November 1. Amount available $10,384. Matching funds required. Submit one copy of the application.
  • New & Emerging Crops: Proposals due November 2. Amount available: $74,165. No matching funds required. Submit nine copies of the application.
  • Corn: Proposals due November 16. Amount available: $88,688. Matching funds required. Submit 10 copies of the application.
  • Sunflower: Calls for proposals will be issued in conjunction with the National Sunflower Council’s call for proposals. (Pre-proposals due October 9.) Amount available: $11,681.
  • Sugarbeet: Proposals due December 14. Amount available: $16,872. Matching funds required. Submit one copy of the application.
  • Canola: Proposals due January 31, 2019. Amount available: $30,284. Matching funds required. Submit nine copies of the application.
  • Potato: Proposals due February 8, 2019. Amount available: $13,845. Matching funds required. Submit three copies of the application.
  • Dry bean: Proposals due February 20, 2019. Amount available: $18,604. Matching funds required. Submit 10 copies of the application.

SBARE appointed committees will select projects based on importance of the addressed problem to producers in the state of North Dakota, the impact of the proposed outcome, the generation of new information, and feasibility. 

Guidelines, policies and application forms can be found at www.ag.ndsu.edu/sbare/ag-research-fund. Applicants should use the APPLICATION FORM format (NOT the pre-application form).  Applications are limited to five pages of narrative plus supplements and attachments.  

If you are applying for continued funding:

1. SBARE will provide the committee members with a copy of the original application.

2. Researchers should provide the following:

a. Current scope of work for the project
b. Current budget
c. Narrative describing the research results from the previous year
d. PeopleSoft trial balance for the previous grant period(s)

Applications should be submitted to:

Lori Capouch
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
3201 Nygren Drive NW
PO Box 727
Mandan, ND 58554

For additional information, contact Lori Capouch at 701-667-6444 (direct line) or lcapouch@ndarec.com.

 

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