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BIOAg Grant Program

BIOAg is the flagship Grant Program of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources. The goal of the BIOAg solicitation is to engage WSU faculty to advance the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive, organic and sustainable agriculture in Washington State. BIOAg funding can be requested for three purposes: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment existing research to address critical gaps, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.

  • Biologically-intensive agriculture includes farming practices and systems that rely on biological and ecological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to farmers and society.
  • Organic agriculture is a legally defined set of agricultural management practices (see USDA National Organic Program).
  • Sustainable agriculture is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

Funded projects from prior years including progress reports and outcomes can be accessed in the CSANR Grants Database and resulting publications are catalogued in the CSANR Publications Library. Former BIOAg RFPs are held in the BIOAg Grant Program RFP Archive

2024 BIOAg Program Request for Proposals (PDF)

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 funding cycle.

FY24 BIOAg Schedule

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tuesday, 11/21/23- Letter of Intent Due

Tuesday, 12/12/23- Application Due

January 2024- Proposal Review

February 2024- Funding Decision Announced

12/31/24- FY24 Progress Report Due

June 2025- Project Blog Post Due

12/31/25- FY24 Final Report Due

Project Application Form and Letter of Intent Instructions (Download)