Call for Proposals: Strategic Advantage Teams

The College of Agricultural Sciences is launching a new opportunity for faculty teams to initiate projects advancing the College’s strategic advantage vision.  Seed funding will be available to multi-disciplinary, multi-departmental teams who formulate plans to pursue new ideas with the potential for transformational impact on a discipline, industry, or one of the wicked problems facing society. Projects should align with one or more of the College’s four strategic advantages.

Review the Call for Proposal for more information. The deadline for the pre-proposal is April 16, 2021.

The College of Agricultural Sciences spent two years collaboratively defining our unifying purpose and unique strengths and opportunities to achieve that purpose.


Oregon is unmatched in its diverse agricultural, environmental and social landscape. As the founding college of the state’s land grant university dedicated to serving all Oregonians, the College of Agricultural Sciences stands at the crossroads of conservation and production. We find creative solutions at the confluence of diverse perspectives. As champions of science, we embrace differences to find common ground and create opportunity — committed each day to make tomorrow better.


Our inherent strengths and aspirational opportunities through which we will advance that unifying purpose are embodied in four strategic advantages. Each of them embody our essential commitment to sustainability.


In pursuing these opportunities, we recognize our commitment to equity, as embodied by our Climate Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Initiative. In all of what we do, we strive to ensure that we are as inclusive and representative as we can be in what we do and how we do it.

As we move forward with each strategic advantage, we must commit to referring back to the theme’s goals and how they may affect our students, faculty and staff; the stakeholders we have traditionally served and, in addition, people who we have underserved. In practice, this means engaging with campus Diversity Equity & Inclusion resources to: 1) create an inclusive and equitable campus environment by recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse community of faculty, staff and students; and, 2) recognize, learn how to work with, and serve the full diversity of Oregon’s communities through partnerships, support (including financial), and reciprocity with stakeholders.

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Food Innovation for Health, Markets and Access

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Agricultural Competitiveness and Resilience

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