CALS Global Seed Grant Opportunity

Global Agricultural Research and Development Network (GARDEN)

Purpose: To seed and promote activities by CALS faculty and staff towards developing a Global Agricultural Research and Development Network (GARDEN).

Eligibility: All CALS faculty (with tenure home in a CALS department) and academic staff.

Application Process: Please submit a two-page description (single-spaced, 11-point or larger font, and standard 1-inch margins) of the proposed GARDEN activity. Include a brief budget not to exceed $5,000 along with a description of any expected leveraged support. Budget should not exceed one-page. The entire document, including a two-page CV, should be submitted by the deadline as a single pdf document to with a subject headline ‘CALS Global GARDEN grant.’ The entire application should not exceed five pages.

Timeline: The submission deadline for this RFA is March 18. The selection decision will be announced by April 15 with an expected start date of on/or after May 13. Funds will be available for 12 months from date of acceptance, reimbursed to the project quarterly. Unused funds will revert to CALS Global at grant completion.

Supported Activities:

  1. Research project development or implementation in or with another country
  2. Support for graduate research at an international institution
  3. Travel to an international partner institution to collaborate on project development or a grant proposal
  4. Hosting an international partner or visiting scientist at UW/CALS to strengthen global networking

Review Process: A sub-committee of the CALS Global Committee will review all applications and prepare a ranked list based on published criteria. The Interim Director of CALS Global will make the final selection.

For further information, please contact CALS Global Executive Assistant, Julia Frangul (