June 24, 2015 - Ceres Trust is now accepting applications for the sixth year of its competitive Organic Research Initiative program, which provides research grants of up to $60,000 per year for up to three years to qualifying applicants in the 12-state North Central region. The grants are available to universities, tribal colleges and other non-profit applicants based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin. The application deadline is Sept. 25, 2015.
The Ceres Trust’s main focus is the support and promotion of organic and sustainable agriculture.
Research areas of interest include, but are not strictly limited to: ecosystem health, water conservation, building soil organic matter, cultivation of minor and regional crops, soil remediation, tillage and integrated livestock systems.