The National Sunflower Association (NSA) provides grants to public researchers to stimulate new or additional work that may result in lower production costs, increased quality, and higher yields. Go to the 2023 NSA Research Priorities page to view the priorities for the upcoming year.
Interested researchers need to submit a two-page maximum pre-proposal in a Microsoft Word document for all new projects that includes the scope of work, objectives, and total project cost by the announced deadline. The NSA does not allow for any overhead or indirect costs to be removed from the grant awards.
The NSA Research Committee will review each pre-proposal and then vote whether to receive a full proposal from the researcher. Principal investigators will only need to submit a full proposal if selected.
This call for pre-proposals is issued in conjunction with the North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education. Proposals can be submitted jointly using the same application form. Policies and procedures for this grant program can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/vpag/sbare/agricultural_research_fund/policies_and_procedures/
Grant pre-proposal grant applications are due by October 4, 2022.
If you are currently working on a project that was approved in the past two years, you do not need to submit a pre-proposal to ask for additional funding for 2023. You will be notified to submit a full proposal.