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Call for Proposals

Note: Proposal transmittal forms are not required for SBARE funding. Send proposals to Ona Vig, NDSU Ag Budget Office, at ona.vig@ndsu.edu, at least three days before they are due to Mary Stumpf.

 

September 15, 2020 (updated 11/30/20)

State Board of Agricultural Research and Education call for research proposals

The State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is calling for research proposals for fiscal year 2020-2021. 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 $635,638 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. 

***Due to the CORONAVIRUS, all submissions of proposals for SBARE funds for 2020-2021 will be electronic. Submit electronically to ***

  • Wheat: Proposals due December 31 (instead of October 19). Amount available: $115,686. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application. 
  • Animal Agriculture: Proposals due October 23. Amount available: $114,415. No matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Soybean:  Proposals due October 30. Amount available: $124,140. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Barley:  Proposals due November 2. Amount available: $9,791. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • New & Emerging Crops: Proposals due November 6. Amount available: $76,276. No matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Corn: Proposals due November 9. Amount available: $102,337. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy 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 6.) Amount available: $10,680.
  • Sugarbeet: Proposals due December 18. Amount available: $14,238. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Canola: Proposals due January 29, 2021. Amount available: $34,260. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Potato: Proposals due February 8, 2021. Amount available: $16,018. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy of the application.
  • Dry bean: Proposals due February 15, 2021. Amount available: $17,797. Matching funds required. Submit 1 electronic copy 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 electronically to:

Mary Stumpf


For additional information, contact Mary Stumpf at 701-667-6404 (direct line) or .
Mary Stumpf, Coordinator for the Agricultural Research Fund
c/o North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
PO Box 727, Nygren Drive NW, Mandan ND  58554-0727

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