The Lawn Institute invites you to submit a request for research grants

Grant funding is available beginning June 2016 for studies that impact turfgrass farmers, distributors, and consumers.  Of particular interest is research in the following areas:

  • Cultural Impact of Turfgrass
  • Extending Harvested Turf “Shelf Life”
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Production Cost
  • Compilations and Summaries of Existing Research on:
    • Nutrients and Pesticides
    • The Role of Turfgrass in Protecting the Environment
    • Benefits of Turfgrass

Your proposal must be submitted on the form we have provided below, an electronic version or an exact duplicate.Grant awards will vary depending on the adjudged value of the project to the needs of the turfgrass sod production industry. Typical awards range from $5,000 – $10,000. However, all proposals will be considered regardless of the grant amount requested. For additional information, refer to the “Requirements of Principal Investigator/Institution” document.

Although space has been limited to encourage concise grant applications, additional information may be requested at a later date. It is important that you complete all areas in the application. Research topics that will be given the highest priority are included as “Research Prioritized Objectives”.

In preparing the application, be sure that all pertinent information is typed (no smaller than 10-point type) in English. Completed applications must be received (not postmarked) at The Lawn Institute address (via mail, fax or email) by December 1, 2015. Please refer to Research Grants for more information.