Organic Farming Research Foundation: Seeking LOIs for 2018 Research Grants Program

Deadline: 15 August 2018

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is currently accepting letters of intent for its 2018 Research Grants Program.

OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities.

Priority Areas

  • Production
    • Soil Health. Topics of primary interest include carbon sequestration, reduced tillage systems, and fertility management focused on reducing environmental impacts and improving soil health.
    • Innovative Weed Control. Topics of primary interest include weed control strategies that integrate soil improvement practices.
    • Organic Insect Pest Management. Topics of primary interest include management of emerging insect pest issues.
    • Livestock Health. Topics of particular interest include livestock and crop production and best practices for grass based livestock production.
  • Social Science
    • Social science research on the marketing, policy, and economic barriers to successful organic production and barriers to transition.
  • Emerging Issues
    • Research on critical emerging issues related to environmental, economic, or social challenges for organic growers.

Funding Information

OFRF will fund projects for up to $20,000 for one year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) grants program is open to all applicants residing and conducting research in Canada, Mexico and the United States. OFRF does not fund projects outside of these countries.
  • OFRF particularly encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying for funding.
  • Farmers and ranchers often find that working with a professional researcher helps to design and carry out a research project, and OFRF encourages applications from such partnerships.
  • This request for LOI is open to any agricultural production, social, economic, or policy-related topic of concern to organic farmers and/or ranchers. OFRF does not normally fund studies that compare conventional with organic systems as a primary objective.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States

For more information, please visit OFRF Research Grants Program.

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