Soil Health Institute Accepting Applications until June 23, 2017
The Soil Health Institute’s on-line library and search engine for soil health-related information, the Soil Health Research Landscape tool, is a living compilation of published literature and other sources of information valuable to the soil health community. It is available on this website without fee to researchers, practitioners, consultants, producers, and others in the public and private sectors.
On May 23, 2017, the SHI released a Call for Applications to fund up to five grants at a maximum of $8,000 each to support preparation of literature searches and summaries of soil health and its relationship to land management practices, ecosystem processes and services including agricultural production, human health, associated economic costs and benefits, and other relevant topics. Products expected from successful grantees include a list of publications and other sources (reliable reports, websites, databases, etc.) on the chosen topic; a brief summary of each source reviewed; and a review paper synthesizing this information. References, summaries, and the review paper will be deposited in the Landscape tool on-line library for free public access.
See the SHI website for more information and application details: www.soilhealthinstitute.org
The Soil Health Institute’s (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of the soil. Launched in 2015, the Institute is an evolution of the Soil Renaissance, which was established in 2013 by the Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation to advance soil health and make it the cornerstone of land use management decisions. The Institute serves as the primary resource for soil health information. It focuses on five pillars – working to set soil health standards and measurement, building knowledge about the economics of soil health, offering educational programs, assisting in policy development, and coordinating research in all aspects of soil and soil health. It works directly with conventional and organic farmers and ranchers, public- and private-sector researchers, academia, policymakers, government agencies, industry, environmental groups and consumers – everyone who benefits from healthy soils. The Institute will look to be located in Research Triangle Park.