The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) supports UW-Madison graduate students through a summer mini-grant program, which is made possible through a generous donation from the Single Step Foundation. These awards will provide up to $2,500 for graduate student research aligned with the work of CIAS, with a focus on local and regional food systems, continuous living cover, and equity and food sovereignty. Undergraduate research is not eligible for funding through this program. While previous awardees may apply to fund new projects, priority will be given to first-time applicants.
A call for proposals is released early in the spring semester each year, and grant-funded work must be completed by August 31st of that year. Funds may be used for student salary (up to a maximum of $1,250), travel required to conduct research, farmer honoraria and supplies. Funds cannot be used for travel to conferences and meetings. The applicant’s faculty advisor must currently be, or must be willing to become, a faculty associate of CIAS.
Contact Mrill Ingram (email@example.com) for information about this program.
Proposals for this year’s mini-grant program are due by March 18th, 2022. The full call for proposals is available below.