Research Education

Micro Grants

Research Micro Grant

Typical award amounts range from $500 to $3,000. Proposals must contain a research element and pertain to organic agriculture. Research results are to be communicated to OCIA R&E through a final report, which is then shared with OCIA members. Areas where organic research is encouraged, include: United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and Japan. This grant will not fund equipment, infrastructure (machinery, buildings), labor costs, or community gardens.

Educational Micro Grant

This is a new program, so the amount of the award will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The educational micro grant will fund educational resources relating to organic agriculture for school-aged children. Final reports should include a description of where and how your education materials were presented.

Apply for a Micro Grant

Submit a completed Research Micro Grant Application or Educational Micro Grant Application. Applications are reviewed every March 15th and November 15th by the board of directors. Please submit your completed application to

Distribution of Funds

Grant money (75%) is released upon acceptance of a proposal. Remainder of money (25%) is released once a final report is submitted.