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54 Grants for Agricultural Research
http://www.educationmoney.com/agriculture.html
EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Agricultural Research Funding Guide
http://www.fao.org/sd/2003/KN0104a6_en.htm
A compilation of web sites courtesy of the Food and Agricultural Office Sustainable Development Department. The web page is also called SD Dimensions.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/fellowshipsgrantprogramafri.cfm
The AFRI NIFA Fellowships Grant Program provides fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral students.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Request for Applications (RFA)
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri.html
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Agriculture/Food Funding Opportunities Posted by the Foundation Center RFP Bulletin
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_agriculture.jhtml
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Agriculture Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Agriculture Grants Available from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov/search/category.do
Click on agriculture as funding activity category
(Last checked 08/29/13)

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
http://www.agfoundation.org/
Over the past 30+ years, the foundation has supported a wide range of research. In its early years, projects dealt with farm safety, public lands, asparagus marketing, and control of Africanized bees and fire ants. Later, major projects included effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement on American agriculture, reduction of elimination of crop protection tools for minor crops, development of a self-help checklist for water quality, rural health issues, and rural disaster relief. More recent projects have dealt with risk management, best management practices, agricultural marketing, nutrient managment, agricultural watersheds, remote sensing technology, and manure management. In 1998, the foundation expanded its scope to include agricultural education. This will include both classroom and consumer education programs about agriculture. As the public becomes further and further removed from the production of food and fiber, it becomes more important that educational programs and materials are available to create an understanding of the industry.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

American Farmland Trust
Steward of the Land Award
http://www.farmland.org/programs/award/default.asp
Deadline: Dec. 1
Throughout America there are farmers for whom protecting agricultural land is more than a worthwhile goal — it's a lifelong commitment. These farmers not only lead by example on their own farms, but they actively work to promote land stewardship at the community and state levels. To recognize these individuals, American Farmland Trust established the $10,000 Steward of the Land Award. Now in its eighth year, the award recognizes the American farmer or farm family who best demonstrates leadership in protecting farmland and caring for the environment. The award honors the memory of Peggy McGrath Rockefeller, an avid farmer and conservationist who helped found AFT. Nominees are judged on their efforts to promote farmland protection and to practice land stewardship on their farms. Winners receive a $10,000 cash stipend and a special memento inscribed with the recipient's name.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

American Floral Endowment (AFE)
Floriculture Scholarships and Internships
http://www.endowment.org/floriculture-scholarshipsinternships.html/
The Endowment supports educational programs focused on attracting young people to the industry, and educational endeavors to identify and solve industry needs and/or challenges. The programs are divided into two major areas:
(1) paid intern scholarships for full time college students seeking a career in floriculture.
(2) first scholarships
(3) general educational grants that are national in scope.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

American Rhododendron Society
http://www.rhododendron.org/researchgrants.htm
Fund research related to botanical research, breeding research, cultural research, Cytological and genetical research, fertilization practices, pest control research, physiological research, propagation research, and supports review papers and popular publications. Visit the web page for specifics.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Scholarships, Internship & Fellowship in Science
https://www.agronomy.org/awards/award/
ASA-CSSA-SSSA offers several scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying agronomy, crops, soils, and related earth sciences.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Angus Foundation Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
http://www.angusfoundation.org/foundation/default.aspx
Application forms available November 1
In 2009, the Angus Foundation will make available general scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in higher education. Two $5,000 scholarships will be given in memory of former American Angus Association executive vice president Richard "Dick" Spader. In addition, a number of $3,000 scholarships and $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship
http://www.annies.com/doing-good#Sustainable-Agriculture-Scholarships
Deadline : December 15
Available for graduate and undergraduate students. Grants seem to be for $10,000 or $2,500. $100,000 awarded in total annually.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Basel Endowed Fund for the Outstanding Senior Award in the Department of Forestry (Carl O.)
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=17
Must have obtained senior level status at MSU in the Department of Forestry. Must have completed at least one academic year in the Department of Forestry. Must demonstrate high academic standards by achieving outstanding, overall GPA while at Michigan State. Must be nominated for consideration of this award by a current faculty member in the Department of Forestry. Must demonstrate leadership skills. Must demonstrate professional potential through personal and scholastic achievements while pursuing a degree and career in Forestry and related fields. Must provide at least one additional faculty, written recommendation in addition to the nomination. For more information contact the MSU Department of Forestry.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Biodiversity International
Research Fellowships
http://www.bioversityinternational.org/training/research_fellowships.html
Bioversity International offers individual training for students and working professionals from both developed and developing countries. The aim is to: (1) strengthen capacity to conserve and make effective and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity; (2) provide mentoring and experience in an international agriculture research environment; and (3) give promising young scientists an opportunity to conduct research on topics of priority to agrobiodiversity and to publish their results. Bioversity offers Research Fellowships that target young scientists from developing countries and provide sponsorship to conduct research on issues relating to plant and forestry genetic resources. Current opportunities include:
Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship
Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship
Other Competitive Grant Schemes
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Bourlaug Fellowships
http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/borlaug-fellowship-program
The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing research and training opportunities for scientists and policymakers from developing and middle-income countries. USDA partners with U.S. land grant universities, international research centers, and other institutions to provide up to 12 weeks of U.S.-based training for Borlaug Fellows each year. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held in October in Des Moines, Iowa.... The Borlaug Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700 fellows from 64 countries have participated in research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural economics and agricultural policy.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Chapin Foundation (Harry)
http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/harrychapin/
Provides funds for Agricultural programs that support the preservation of individually-owned farms; support for citizen organizations that promote equitable food production and distribution.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Cochran Fellowships
http://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/cochran-fellowship-program
The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals from middle income countries, emerging markets and emerging democracies. Cochran fellows come to the United States, generally for 2-3 weeks, to work with U.S. universities, government agencies and private companies. They receive hands-on training to enhance their technical knowledge and skills in areas related to agricultural trade, agribusiness development, management, policy and marketing. The goals of the Cochran Fellowship Program are: (1) to help eligible countries develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations; and (2) to strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States. Since its start in 1984, the Cochran Program has provided training for more than 14,300 fellows from 123 countries. The program is named for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Scholarships, Internship & Fellowship in Science
https://www.crops.org/awards/award/?check
ASA-CSSA-SSSA offers several scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying agronomy, crops, soils, and related earth sciences.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship
http://www.americanagriwomen.org/daughters-american-agriculture
Women in farming or ranching, including wives and daughters of farmers and ranchers, may be eligible for the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships, worth $1,000 each. Daughters of American Agriculture was created to honor the memory of the "courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation" and to "encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits." DAA scholarship awards are not renewable.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Directory of Selected International Grants, Exchanges, Fellowships, and Collaborative Research Opportunities in Agriculture
http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/grants/director.html
Compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, July 1996.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Eisenhower Fellowships
http://www.efworld.org/programs/eisenhower_fellowships_prospective_usa_fellowships.php
The USA program provides overseas exposure of 4-5 weeks designed to enhance Fellows’ professional and personal growth, develop new contacts, and promote the exchange of ideas and international understanding. The experience for each Fellow is individually tailored. Fellows have meetings with leaders in their field, as well as cultural site visits and hospitality by local citizens.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Entomological Foundation
Undergraduate Scholarships
http://www.entfdn.org
Deadline: July 1
These awards are intended for undergraduate students in entomology, zoology, biology, or a related science at a college or university in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. Students must have accumulated a minimum of 30 college credit hours at the time the award is presented, in August. Students must have completed at least one course or a project in entomology. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
(1) Stanley Beck Fellowship : This award assists needy students at the graduate or undergraduate level of their education in entomology and related disciplines at a college or university in the United States, Mexico or Canada. The is based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions. This fellowship was established as a tribute to Stanley D. Beck, a notable scientist who pursued his profession despite the effects of a debilitating disease. Made annually, amount of the fellowship varies each year.
(2) BioQuip Undergraduate Scholarship
Annually, BioQuip Products, a major supplier of entomology equipment, also sponsors a $2000 scholarship for a student interested in entomology.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Farm Service Agency
Outreach Programs
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=oued&topic=ops
The Farm Service Agency regularly works with underserved and limited resource farmers and ranchers to become more efficient operators and more economically viable. Targeted programs include:
(1) African American;
(2) Agricultural Mediation;
(3) Asian American and Pacific Islander;
(4) Hispanic American;
(5) Native American;
(6) Resource Conservation and Development;
(7) Women
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Federal Grant Programs for Farmers
http://www.educationmoney.com/farming.html
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the following programs for eligible farmers and ranchers to make efficient use of their land, as well as provide loans and grants to producers who suffer losses due to natural disasters. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/national_needs.html
The purpose of the NNF Grants Program is to provide funding to support students’ training and completion of Master’s and/or doctoral degree programs in identified national need areas within the food and agriculture sciences. It also provides funding support for the postdoctoral training of Fellows who have completed their doctoral degrees at colleges and universities that have demonstrable teaching and research competencies in the food and agricultural sciences. Awards made under NNF are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees or obtain postdoctoral training in areas where there is a national need for the development of scientific and professional expertise in the food and agricultural sciences. NNF awards invest in graduate training and relevant international experiential learning for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the USDA.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Future Farmers of America Scholarship Programs
https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
Each year the National FFA Organization awards more than $2 million in scholarships to members. There are many types of scholarships to fit the many types of FFA members. The names of the scholarships change over time as different corporate sponsors are recruited.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Undergraduates.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Garden Club of America
Scholarship Opportunities
http://www2.gcamerica.org/scholarships.cfm
Offer a variety of scholarships including ones for the study of horticulture and botany. Check out the Scholarships Brochure
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Gloeckner Foundation (Fred C.)
http://www.gloecknerfoundation.org/fundingp.htm
The Gloeckner Foundation awards grants for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields (such as agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, entomology, plant breeding, plant pathology, and plant physiology related to floriculture) at universities, colleges and Federal research institutions in the United States. The proposed research and educational projects must be of substantial importance, and the results made available to the interested public. Grants are awarded on the basis of project outlines, including objectives as well as methods, procedures, materials, equipment and personnel involved in the project. Requests for only equipment are considered when supported by a research project outline. An application form is available from the Foundation office and upon completion should be returned to the Foundation at 600 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison, N.Y. 10528.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Science
http://www.grants.gov/search/category.do
Note: Select agriculture as funding activity category.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources
http://www.fs.fed.us/people/gf/gf00.htm
An online version of the 1995 publication "A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources" [Document No. FS-584 by the US Forest Service]. The guide contains "a detailed description of grants, fellowships, and scholarships available to university students, scholars, and professionals seeking funding to undertake studies or research in forestry or natural resources." Each award listing links to the homepage of the funding organization (where available).
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Horticulture Research Institute
Competitive Grants
http://www.hriresearch.org/index.cfm?page=Content&categoryID=165
Since 1962, the Horticultural Research Institute has directed over $5.3 million of industry funds to research projects covering the full range of production, environmental and business issues important to trade.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Horticulture Research Institute
Student Scholarships
http://www.hriresearch.org/index.cfm?page=Content&categoryID=167
The HRI Endowment fund is composed of several scholarship funds that aid students who are seeking a lifelong career in horticulture.
(1) Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship
(2) Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
(3) The Usrey Family Scholarship
(4) Muggets Scholarship
(5) Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Humphrey Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Department of Forestry (Herbert S. )
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=15
Reserved for MSU undergraduates pursuing a career in forestry and related fields First preference given to a graduate of a Michigan High School. Demonstrate leadership skills and sense of community commitment through participation in extra-curricular activities. For more information contact the Department of Forestry.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Support Program (INTSORMIL)
http://intsormil.org/
The INTSORMIL CRSP is a research organization focused on education, mentoring, and collaboration with host country scientists in developing new technologies to improve sorghum and pearl millet production and utilization worldwide. The results of the research are of benefit to both the United States and collaborating countries. MSU does not appear to be participating at present.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Katharine M. Grosscup Horticulture Scholarships, see Grosscup Horticulture Scholarships

Kellogg Biological Station
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/scholarships
To offset some of the expenses associated with coming to a field station, Michigan State University offers a variety of scholarships, fellowships, and awards for undergraduate and graduate students interested in taking courses or conducting research at KBS. Preference will be given to MSU students and those who plan to live in residence at KBS, but students from any institution may apply. In addition to these funds, there are jobs and internships available.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Lindbergh Foundation
http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/
A foundation dedicated to furthering Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Lindbergh Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources - including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education - including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health - including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. A Jonathan Lindbergh Brown Grant may be given to a project to support adaptive technology or biomedical research which seeks to redress imbalance between an individual and his or her human environment. Grants are made to individuals as well as educational and publication programs. [Health; environment; education; science]
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust
http://www.miagbiz.org/index.cfm?show=10&mid=55
For years, the Michigan Agri-Business Association Educational Trust has provided scholarships, primarily to students involved in the Ag Technology program at Michigan State University. Recently, the Trustees of the program decided to provide more support, and also focus on students directed toward four-year college degrees. The scholarship funds available each year are actually the interest received on the Educational Trust endowment, which is funded by proceeds from the annual Educational Trust Golf Outing, and other personal and corporate donations. In 1999 the Educational Trust awarded $18,000 in scholarships to deserving young people. These outstanding young men and women are great examples of the future of agriculture. . . and agri-business in Michigan. As a condition of accepting a MABA scholarship, these students agree to work for a MABA member during the summer months.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Apple Research Committee
http://www.michiganapples.com/
The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has an industry mission to improve the profitability of apple growing through improving production information and techniques; developing new markets and new products; and identifying consumer trends and facts. MAC wishes to support innovative research that helps achieve this mission. Whether your proposal is a continuation of a current project or a new idea, you are requested to submit a preliminary proposal.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Farm Bureau
Scholarships
https://www.michfb.com/MI/Ag_Ed_and_Leadership/Scholarships/Scholarships/
Deadline : January 10
Michigan Farm Bureau offers three scholarships to students enrolled at Michigan State University pursuing a degree in the college of agriculture and natural resources. Applications are available after August 15 in the county Farm Bureau offices.
The Marge Karker Scholarship is designed for two-year Agricultural Technology Students. This is a $1,500 scholarship given to two second-year students per year. Students should apply during their first year of the program.
In addition, many county farm bureau scholarships are available for new and returning college students. The requirements and deadlines vary by county.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
http://www.michigansoybean.org/
The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is now accepting pre-proposals for research, promotional and/or educational projects.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan State University
AgBio Research
Commodity Group and Agriculture Industry Funding
http://agbioresearch.msu.edu/ag_funding.html
Sample funders for Michigan State University research projects have included the Cherry Marketing Institute, Michigan Apple Committee, US Apple Association, Michigan Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Association, and the National Pork Producers Council. This web site lists all organizations that have had typical overhead fees waived as well as current requests for proposals.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan State University
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Graduate Student Funding
http://www.afre.msu.edu/graduate/financial_aid
Lists funding opportunities available to Michigan State University students. Some opportunities are restricted to U.S. students; others are available to residents of other countries.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan State University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Howard F. and Esther L. McColly Scholarship (MSU only)
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=6
Recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria: 1) Candidate must be eligible for a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering. 2) Academic achievement. 3) Leadership as evidenced by extracurricular activities and service to the profession. 4) Financial need may be considered. At the time of the posting all agricultural engineering students are enrolled in Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan State University
Forestry Department
Forests Forever Scholars Programs
http://www.for.msu.edu/undergraduate/scholarships
Covers both undergraduate and graduate level opportunities.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan State University
Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project - Enhancing dialog and research for a sustainable Michigan
http://www.smep.msu.edu/
SMEP provides a venue for ongoing scholarly reflection and critique on the sustainability of Michigan, as well as seed grants for sustainability research from a Michigan state-level perspective. SMEP also provides a venue for on-going, long-term sustainability discourse with the goal of influencing the intellectual culture within MSU, and particularly the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Scholarships and Awards
http://www.michiganturfgrass.org/scholarships-and-awards.html
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Michigan Youth Livestock Fund
Scholarship Application
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mda_myl_scholarship_fund_5704_7.pdf
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program
http://www.monsanto.com/improvingagriculture/Pages/beachell-borlaug-international-scholars-program.aspx?utm_campaign=HomeCallout_&utm_source=Monsantodotcom_HomeCallout&utm_medium=Callout_&utm_content=MBBISP
Rice and wheat are two staple crops critical to the food security of billions of people around the world. Together, they feed more than half of the world’s population. However, yield improvements in rice and wheat lag behind other crops. As part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture, Monsanto Company has pledged a total of 13 million dollars to provide fellowship opportunities to highly motivated individuals seeking their Ph.D. in rice or wheat plant breeding. Through these fellowships, the scholars gain the leadership skills, education and tools to positively impact rice and wheat farmers around the world and improve the future of agriculture.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

National Corn Growers Association
Scholarship
http://www.ncga.com/topics/college-scholarships
The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation have joined forces for the second year to award five $1,000 scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

National Garden Clubs Scholarships and Awards
http://www.gardenclub.org/scholarships/
The program offers financial aid to students majoring in one of the following fields of study: agronomy; agriculture education; floriculture; horticulture; landscape design; botany, biology; forestry; wildlife science; plant pathology/science; city (rural and urban) planning; habitat or forest/systems ecology; environmental concerns (management: environmental, horticulture resource/environmental behavior); environmental conservation (inc. engineering, etc.); land management and/or other related or allied subjects. Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Environment
(Last checked 08/29/13)

National Potato Council
Graduate Student Scholarship
http://www.nationalpotatocouncil.org//index.php?cID=129
Deadline : June 15
This year, NPC will award a $10,000 academic scholarship to one graduate-level student conducting research for the benefit of the potato industry. The winner is selected based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement, leadership abilities, potato-related areas of graduate study, benefit to the potato industry/commercial value, extracurricular activities, and grades.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

North American Strawberry Growers Association
Research Foundation Grants
http://www.nasga.org/research-foundation.htm
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Organic Farming Research Foundation
http://ofrf.org/research/grants
Proposals are due by Friday, November 15, 2013 for the Spring 2014 funding cycle. OFRF will make funding decisions in March 2014 and applicants will be notified of these by April 4, 2014.
OFRF funds research into organic farming and food systems and dissemination of research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in making the transition to organic production systems. Projects should involve farmers in both design and execution and take place on working organic farms whenever possible and appropriate. OFRF may support innovative educational grants that reach or benefit a significant number of organic farmers and ranchers.
We encourage modest proposals. The average grant awarded in the past two cycles was around $8,000. OFRF will not fund a project for more than $15,000 per year. Matching funds from other sources and/or in-kind contributions from cooperators are encouraged but not required. OFRF will only fund one year of a multi-year project at a time. An interim report and new application are required for the Board to consider funding each subsequent year.
OFRF is particularly interested in supporting research that is not only relevant to, but takes place in, certified organic systems. OFRF does not normally fund studies that have, as a primary objective, comparisons of conventional with organic systems.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Perennial Plant Association
http://www.perennialplant.org/education/research.htm
Grant funds are available from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) to be used for research. Although our basic criterion for research proposals are in direct relationship to the herbaceous perennial industry, preference will be given to quality proposals for research on slow release fertilizers, height reduction by growth regulators, techniques to increase bud (eye) production, propagation techniques, and invasive species. Guidelines for the format of the proposal are included.
The grants are available to any recognized non-profit entity in the United States or Canada. No overhead will be paid to the institution on these grants. Although the researcher may wish to publish the results in a refereed journal first, the grant recipient is expected to make a written report of the findings to the PPA. The written report will be published, all or in part, in Perennial Plants, the PPA journal. When results are published elsewhere, mention must be made of support by the Perennial Plant Association.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

PPQ William F. Helms Student Scholarship
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/helms/index.shtml
If plant health — including plant pathology, biology, virology, ecology, or entomology — is your thing, the PPQ William F. Helms Student Scholarship program may be your ticket to college—and work experience. This scholarship offers up to $5,000 per year of enrollment in an undergraduate degree program, as well as mentoring, paid work experience during school breaks, and possible employment after graduation for qualified students.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students : Biology, Environmental Sciences and Agriculture
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/biology-scholarships.html
Covers Agronomy, Botany, Fisheries, Horticulture, Limnology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Wildlife, Zoology. A compilation by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Scholarships, Internship & Fellowship in Science
https://www.soils.org/awards/award/?check
ASA-CSSA-SSSA offers several scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying agronomy, crops, soils, and related earth sciences.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Spartan Insurance LLC Scholarships
http://www.spartancrop.com/index.cfm?show=10&mid=13
Students with grade-point averages of 2.6 or higher who are enrolled in or will enroll in a college or university and pursue an agriculture-related field may apply for next year's Spartan Insurance scholarships. (Spartan is Michigan's largest crop insurance agency; their service area covers Michigan and parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin). For an application, call 1-800-887-2767. Application deadline: April 1.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

University of California, Berkeley
College of Natural Resources
Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnershiph
Graduate Fellowship Program
http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/community_forestry/Fellowships/fellowships.htm
Deadline: Applications must be received by February 1
The U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field work in communities in the United States. The awards are up to $15,000 for dissertation fellows, up to $7,000 for masters fellows, and $2,000 for predissertation fellows. The program accepts proposals dealing with the broad array of issues and resources in community forestry, including, but not limited to, collaborative processes and conflict resolution, social networks, political ecology of forest communities, urban forestry issues, watershed restoration, park creation and management, forest labor issues, non-timber forest product production (floral greens, basket-making materials, wild mushrooms, maple syrup, etc.), and revitalization of local life-ways and cultures. Questions concerning issues of social justice and equity are especially welcome.
Eligibility: Students at any institution of higher learning may apply for a fellowship. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree-granting program in the social sciences, economics, environmental science, forestry, agriculture, or natural resource management, policy and planning at their home institution. Applicants must be engaged in research that deals directly with or is explicitly relevant to U.S. forest communities. Field work must be participatory; Fellows must work actively with members of the community in which they are conducting research to engage them in the research process.
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Women's National Farm and Garden Association, Inc.
Scholarships and Awards
http://www.wnfga.org/scholarships/past-awards/
The WNFGA has an ever-growing emphasis on educational awards and scholarships in agricultural, horticultural and related fields of study. In addition to awards granted by branches and divisions, Association scholarship programs include undergraduate and graduate study in agriculture and horticultural therapy; oceanography and aquatic study; and an award designated for the physically handicapped. Since 1914, educational awards and scholarships have totaled over $1 million dollars.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Yale University
Agrarian Studies Program
Postdoctoral Fellows
http://www.yale.edu/agrarianstudies/real/fellprog.html
Deadline : January 4
The Agrarian Studies Program appoints Postdoctoral Fellows annually who are in residence for the year, present a paper, and attend the colloquia. Ordinarily, the Program has five Fellows whose diversity reflects the breadth of the program and a Senior Fellow who has already made an important contribution to agrarian studies. The Program also encourages applications from knowledgeable "activists" and "public intellectuals" whose work on rural life transcends the academy. The broad theme for the colloquium series of the Program in Agrarian Studies, will be "Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities." Graduate students who are working on their Ph.D.s may apply, but fellowship recipients must have completed their Ph.D. dissertations and present proof that they have received their Ph.D. degrees. Fellows are expected to be in residence in New Haven to take an active part in the intellectual exchange with other members of the Program. They are not permitted to teach during the fellowship year.
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Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 08/29/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowship Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 08/29/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

A Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foresty Service, International Forestry Staff. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995. 114pp. Funding Center (1, East) SD251 .J63 1995
Provides information concerning funding available world-wide in forestry and natural resources for undergraduate and graduate students, predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates, scholars, faculty, professionals, and grant administrators.

How to Pay for Your Degree in Agriculture & Related Fields. Gail A Schlachter and R. David Weber. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .H695
Are you interested in preparing for a career in agriculture or a related field? Then this new guide from Reference Service Press is for you! In How to Pay for Your Degree in Agriculture & Related Fields, you'll have--right at your finger tips--information on nearly a billion dollars set aside specifically for students working on a 2-year, 4-year, master's, or doctoral degree in agricultural science, animal science, apiculture, ranching, cooperative extension, dairy science, agricultural economics, crops or soils science, enology/viticulture, horticulture, and many other related fields. In all, more than 500 targeted scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans, and awards are targeted here. Each program description is prepared from current material supplied by the sponsoring organization. In seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date for any program that interests you. Plus, the book is organized so you can search for aid by type (scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, etc.), program title, sponsor, residency, tenability, agricultural specialty, and even deadline date.

Money for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences. El Dorado Hills, Calif. : Reference Service Press, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2337.2 .M653
Lists fellowships, grants, and awards set aside specifically for graduate students interested in working on a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in: Agronomy, Animal sciences, Botany, Entomology, Environmental sciences, Horticulture, Marine sciences, Veterinary sciences, Zoology, and related fields. Programs listed have to offer at least $1,000 per year to each recipient (and many go way beyond that, awarding full tuition or $30,000+ to graduate students annually), knowing that not one dollar of that will need to be repaid (provided, of course, that stated requirements are met)!

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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