The goal of this grant program is to engage a broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of WSU faculty in projects that further the development, understanding, and use of biologically intensive and/or organic principles, practices, and technologies to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food systems in Washington state.
As part of the legislative funding for BIOAg, a competitive grants program was created to stimulate research, extension and education investments by WSU scientists. In addition, BIOAg funding is used to meet three objectives: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment critical gaps in existing areas of knowledge, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.
Biologically Intensive = farming practices and systems that rely on biological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to both farmers and society.
Funded projects from prior years including progress reports and outcomes can be accessed in the CSANR Grants Database.
Resulting publications are cataloged in the CSANR Publications Library.
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The BIOAg program at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources is now accepting proposals for FY21.
The goal of the BIOAg solicitation is to engage WSU faculty to advance the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive, organic and sustainable agriculture in Washington State. BIOAg funding can be requested for three purposes: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment existing research to address critical gaps, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.
Please note that there is a new emphasis for FY21 RFP focused on addressing the social dimension of sustainability. This includes a new section on the application form that all PI’s must address relating to how your proposed project may impact the social dimension of sustainability. Please read the RFP and application forms carefully; changes have been made from prior solicitations. The RFP is available on our BIOAg Grant Program page.
Letters of intent are requested by Monday, November 16, 2020
Project proposals are due Monday, December 14, 2020
FY 2021 BIOAg Program Request for Proposals
FY 2021 BIOAg RFP Application Form and Instructions
Associate in Research
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources