Jobs and Funding Opportunities

Here you'll find links to job and grant announcements from around the IPM world. These links are posted for your information only. To find out more about any of the postings, follow the instructions following any links. Good luck! 

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Updated September 10, 2021


  • Pesticide Safety Education Program Trainer - The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) aims to protect human health and the environment through education and service to wide-ranging communities in Oregon. The PSEP Trainer supports the PSEP by developing educational materials in writing (i.e. technical manuals), for the web (i.e. online modules/courses), and for live workshops (1 hour – 3 days). This position will also deliver training in person for adult learners, providing subject matter expertise. Closes September 16, 2021
  • Director, North Willamette Research and Extension Center (Oregon State University, Aurora, OR). This position will provide overall leadership and guidance for research and Extension programs at the NWREC, including supervision of faculty and staff, budget and fiscal planning and management, and farm and facilities operations. Closes September 15, 2021

  • Agricultural Liason  (UCANR, San Jose, CA). The Agriculture Liaison will facilitate and expedite agricultural projects in Santa Clara County. This position will support economic and community development of local farms and ranches by coordinating across county departments and community groups to enhance food access and public health. Closes September 15, 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Insect Ecology (Utah State University) We seek an innovative scientist who investigates such topics as climate change impacts, pollination, invasive species, biological control, host-plant relationships, crop resistance, or the functioning of insect microbiomes. Review of applicants starts September 15, 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology (Utah State University) We seek an innovative scientist who uses integrative research approaches, including molecular tools. Research environments could include microbial ecology in the context of plant, soil, and/or animal systems, and agricultural and/or natural landscapes. Review of applicants starts September 15, 2021.
  • Crop & Soil Science Extension Potato Greenhouse Assistant (Student Position, Corvallis, OR) Seasonal project involving preparations and planting seed potato samples in soil-floored greenhouses. Closes September 18, 2021
  • Biological Science Technician (USDA ARS, Manhattan, KS) The Morrison Lab in the Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research Unit (SPIERU) at the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (Manhattan, KS) invites applicants for a permanent, M.S.-level Biological Sciences Technician to support laboratory activities on the behavioral ecology, chemical ecology, and integrated pest management (IPM) of stored product insects. The overarching goal of the laboratory is to improve semiochemical-mediated, behaviorally-based IPM strategies for stored product insects in order to decrease reliance on insecticides. Contact Rob Morrison for more information. Closes September 20, 2021 

  • Faculty Research Assistant (Oregon State University - Crop and Soil Science, Corvallis, OR). The successful applicant will contribute to the mission of the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station (OSU AES) with the primary responsibility of providing technical and scholarship support for the Research and Extension Soil Fertility program within the Department of crop and soil science. Closes September 21, 2021
  • Undergraduate Student Technical Assistant (USDA-ARS, Corvallis) Seeking student employee! This position will be assisting with research on fungal pathogens of plants in the Weiland lab. This student will perform general lab maintenance, assist with lab/field experiments, and perform plant pathogen diagnostic assays (DNA extractions and qPCR). Closes September 24, 2021
  • Biological Sciences Technician 2 (Columbia Basin Ag and Research Center, Adams, OR) The technician provides technical support in the management and coordination of experiments for units involved in agriculture, forestry, and food science research. Work performed may include technical research management relating to plants and the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.  Closes September 24, 2021
  • Blueberry Field Research Assistant (USDA-ARS, Corvallis) Student Position. This position performs routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of blueberry research. We expect the position to begin mid October and continue through September 2022. Closes September 27, 2021
  • Director - Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center (University of Nebraska - Lincoln). The PREEC Director is IANR’s lead for engaging with farmers, ranchers, food processors, natural resource managers and regional economic development leaders, to ensure programs, initiatives, and accomplishments are highly responsive to the Panhandle’s surface and groundwater systems and the integrated, precision cropping and livestock systems they underpin.  Closes Oct 1, 2021
  • IR-4 Field Research Director / Program Manager (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM) This is a joint position with funding split between the IR-4 and the IPM program and with duties based on individual program needs. See Posting For complete list of duties. Closes October 8, 2021
  • Research Assistant - Horticultural Science (NCSU, Raleigh, NC) This work is on Chrysobothris spp. in ornamental trees. Please see the posing for more details. Open until filled.

Grants and Funding

  • 2022 Nursery Research Grant Program. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), in cooperation with the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) and other interested individuals, annually award financial grants to support research that would benefit the Oregon nursery industry. Due October 1, 2021
  • NIFA Farm of the Future. Farm of the Future is a competitive grant program that will be implemented by USDA NIFA to establish an agricultural test bed and demonstration site. It seeks to launch this rural test bed for precision agriculture, smart automation, data connectivity and transfer, and to demonstrate best practices in climate-smart agriculture, forestry, and animal production systems that enhance sustainability and farm profitability. The test bed will evaluate digital and smart technologies to provide accessible, data-driven solutions that support resilient agricultural and value-added practices. Closes October 15, 2021
  • Upcoming Western SARE Grant writing webinars will be available starting September 20 Check their site for zoom links
    • Western SARE Farmer + Rancher This grant program involves agricultural producers (main applicants) and technical advisor(s) implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the support and guidance of the technical advisor, producers must integrate research and education to conduct on-site/on-farm experiments to improve production, marketing, and the environment. Closes November 1, 2021
    • Western SARE: Productores Agrícolas Con la ayuda de un asesor técnico, productores agrícolas de la region oeste de los Estados Unidos podrán diseñar e implementar un proyecto de investigación de campo (en granja y/o huerta) y difusión educativa para mejorar la producción y mercadeo agrícolas, y los recursos naturales sobre los cuáles se basa la agricultura. Closes November 1, 2021
    • Western SARE: Professional + Producer. This grant program involves agricultural professional (main applicant) and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of producers, projects must integrate research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social- and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to producers and other agricultural stakeholders. Closes November 3, 2021
    • Western SARE Research to Grassroots These grants are built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and producers in the latest principles of sustainable agriculture.  Successful RGR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. Closes November 17, 2021
    • Western SARE - Sabbatical Research and Education - Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest. Closes November 18, 2021.
  • Western IPM Center Grants Open October 6: The funding categories in our annual grants program are for Project Initiation research projects, Outreach and Implementation projects and Work Groups. They are all one-year grants with maximum funding of $30,000. About $400,000 is available. The RFA will be announced in the October 6 issue of this newsletter, and complete application packets will be due December 3.
  • USDA Multi State Specialty Crops Funding (SCMP) - Grants are awarded to state departments of agriculture to fund collaborative, multi-state projects that address food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific common issues, and marketing and promotion for specialty crops including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Closes December 6 2021
  • Western IPM Center Planning Documents Grants - These grants can be used to produce Pest Management Strategic Plans, Crop Profiles or other IPM-related plans. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. $75,000 is available in the 2021 cycle. 

  • Oregon State University's College of Ag Science Find Funding Grants Page: