Summary: ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES
Richard Bradfield Research Award
Application Deadline: 2 April 2012
Award Announcement: late April 2012
The Richard Bradfield Research Award is made annually to support research intended to
enhance the well being of small farmers (i.e., resource poor farmers) and their families in third
world countries. All geographic areas of the world and all disciplines in the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible, as long as the proposed research is expected to
provide economic or food security benefits for small farmers. Research designed to improve
genetic capacity of plants or animals, soil inputs, pest controls, mechanization, social
organization, and the like is appropriate, however options developed should be realistically
achievable given small farmers' key constraints (e.g., current supplies of land, labor, credit).
Research outcomes or impacts should be "scale-specific" to favor small farmers. "Small" is
relative, and applicants should explain how their target group of farmers can be considered
"small farmers" in relative terms.
Awards are made to Ph.D.. M.S., or M.P.S. candidates for overseas field work expenses
associated with thesis research. Proposals should be for the actual research rather than for
planning or proposal preparation. Ph.D. applications are given priority. Awards of $1,000 to
$5,000 will be considered.