WOCS Grant Program

The Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems Project exists to catalyze research and extension activities that stimulate and improve oilseed cultivation in Washington as part of the Washington State Biofuels Initiative. Research and extension activities are focused on what the USDA defines as ‘other oilseeds’ and are primarily focused on canola, but also include camelina, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed, or sunflower seed. Please discuss proposals addressing oilseed crops not on this list with the program director prior to grant submission.

The goal of the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems request for proposals is to engage WSU faculty to advance oilseed production through applied and fundamental research and extension projects. WOCS funding can be requested to stimulate research based on applied or fundamental solutions to oilseed production constraints.

Allocations provided by the Washington State Biofuels Initiative for research and extension totaled $590,000 in 2021/2023 and we have received a similar amount for the biennium 2023/2025. The current call is for one or two-year proposals funded for the 2023/25 biennium.

2023-2023 Request for Proposals (pdf)

WOCS Proposal form (pdf)

Proposal Due Date: August 20, 2023
Funding notification: September 15, 2023

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Samantha Crow
Program Specialist 2