Non-Federal Funding Opportunities

Selected opportunities from CALS’ extensive listing of non-federal funding opportunities in agriculture, life sciences and related fields. View and search the entire list (updated weekly!) at

Ceres Trust
Graduate Student Organic Research Initiative (Application due May 1)

Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology
Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation (Nomination due May 31)

National Pork Board
Spring Call for Proposals (Proposal due May 21)

Organic Farming Research Foundation
Education and Outreach Grants (Proposal due May 15)

Research Grants (Proposal due May 15)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Health Challenges (Pre-proposal due April 17)

Ridge Center for Targeted Studies
Food Assistance and Nutrition Challenges of Rural Residents and Communities (Proposal due April 15)

Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program (Application due May 1)

Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Specialty Crop Block Grants (Application due April 15)

US Poultry and Egg Association
Research Programs – Spring 2013 Competition (Pre-Proposal due May 1)

UW Extension
Program Innovation Fund (Proposal due April 29)

UW Madison Graduate School
Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) Grants (Proposal due April 29)