Call for proposals: 2024 CIAS graduate student summer research mini-grant program

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) invites UW–Madison graduate student applications for our summer research mini-grant program, which is made possible through a generous donation from the Single Step Foundation. These awards will provide up to $3,000 for graduate student research aligned with the work of CIAS. We are particularly interested in proposals regarding local and regional food systems, soil health, continuous living cover, equity and food sovereignty, and animal health and welfare. 

Undergraduate research is not eligible for funding through this program. Grant-funded work must be completed by August 31, 2024. The applicant’s faculty advisor must currently be, or must be willing to become, a faculty associate of CIAS. 

All applicants who submit materials by April 5 are assured consideration. Learn about previous awards and how to apply here.

If you have questions about the mini-grant program or the application process, contact Frankie Anderson,