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|OHIO TURFGRASS RESEARCH TRUST GRANT PROGRAMS|
OHIO TURFGRASS RESEARCH TRUST
The Ohio Turfgrass Research Trust (OTRT) is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation. Contributions to OTRT come through an auction held during the OTF Conference and Show each December, but primarily through donations to the Founders Club.
Founders Club donors are among the industry’s leading practitioners and representatives. They receive complimentary admission to various networking events throughout the year, including the Scholarships and Awards Dinner held Monday evening, prior to the conference.
Because of the generous contributions of our donors, we are proudly offering two grants to further the turfgrass industry in Ohio.
DARRAH RESEARCH GRANT
Named in honor of Founders Club Platinum donor, Dr. Charles Darrah of CLC LABS, this grant will be a two-year commitment of up to $7,500 each year.
Darrah Research Grant Requirements
Preference will be given to applications that meet the following criteria:
Darrah Grant Applications must be received by August 1st. The selection committee will notify applicants of their decisions by October 1st.
GREGOIRE OUTREACH GRANT
In recognition of Founders Club Platinum donors, Ryan and Kelly Gregoire of Agricultural Design, a one- time grant of up to $2,500 will be available for short-term projects supporting the turfgrass industry.
Gregoire Grant Requirements
Gregoire Outreach Grant applications must be received by July 15th. The selection committee will notify applicants of their decisions by August 1st.
OTRT GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Proposals must be submitted by mail or email to Mark Bennet, Executive Director, Ohio Turfgrass Research Trust, by the appropriate dates.
Darrah Research Grant Deadline – August 1st
Gregoire Outreach Grant Deadline – July 15th
Proposals should be no more than six pages, single sided and single spaced in 12 point Times New Romans font. Please cover the following within your proposal:
Only proposals received by the stated deadline and that contain the required information will be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by the OTRT Grant Committee, which is made up of individuals from multiple sectors of the turfgrass industry.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following:
Funding note: OTRT will not support overhead or administrative costs for the Darrah or Gregoire grants. OTRT is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization. As such, it is interested in providing the maximum direct support to the projects selected.
Thank you for your interest.
OTRT Grant Committee