The Competitive Grants Program of the Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) is designed to encourage and fund research studies at OSU that will enhance Oregon’s agricultural productivity; the quality of its produce and products; and wise management and use of its natural resources—air, water, watershed, forest, fisheries, and wildlife.  Our goal is to make catalytic grants that help young scientists launch their research, and help established scientists embark on new research directions or approaches.

Every year, ARF awards monies from its general operations fund for new research projects.  See the Grant Program Past Projects section of this website for listings of funded research.

A history of the Competitive Grants Program has been written.  It can be accessed in electronic form by clicking here.  Hard copies can be obtained by contacting the ARF Office.

2017-2019 Projects 


Proposal writing and submission guidelines are provided below. Oregon State University faculty interested in agriculture and natural resource research are encouraged to apply.

2017-19 ARF Competitive Grants RFP (Word doc) - deadline past for this year

2017-19 ARF Competitive Grants Proposal Template (Word Doc)