External Grants Program

The application deadline has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted.

The Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) is pleased to announce a new award program to support research involving the application of behavioral and experimental economics to agri-environmental issues in the United States. The USDA provided CBEAR with funding to award up to $300,000 in proposals over a one year period. The initiative is seeking proposals for either (1) a Research Grants Program for grants up to $75,000, or (2) a Mini-Grants Program for grants up to $10,000 for junior researchers and up to $20,000 for senior researchers. Junior researchers are researchers between appointment as a PhD candidate and 3 years from receiving a doctoral degree. Faculty, research associates and doctoral students at research institutions (including universities and think tanks) are eligible to apply. The application process for all grants is the same.

Proposals will undergo an objective review process and will be evaluated based on alignment with the CBEAR research mission (http://centerbear.org/about/), academic merit, innovation, likelihood of successful implementation, and potential impacts on agri-environmental policy. Proposals that do not meet the requirements (either in content or style) of this RFP will not be considered.

Please refer to the RFP for complete details regarding the CBEAR External Grants Program for 2015.

Submissions should be made electronically to grant-submit@centerbear.org. Submissions should be made in a single PDF document. Questions or requests for more information regarding the research aims or the mission of CBEAR should be directed to Paul Ferraro (pferraro@jhu.edu) or Kent Messer (messer@udel.edu). Questions regarding formatting and grant submission should be directed to Maddi Valinski (mvalinski@centerbear.org).

Questions? Please check our new FAQ for commonly asked questions.


Download the CBEAR External Grants Program RFP

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