CESFAS Contributing Faculty Seed Grant

The CESFAS Contributing Faculty Seed Grants have previously been awarded to encourage inter-college collaboration and research that would address complex scientific issues and meet the needs of New Mexico.

Moving forward, these funds will continue to be used to fund interdisciplinary research and support CESFAS affiliated faculty on roadmap teams or those faculty that have a specific request that fits within the overall goals of CESFAS.

For information on requesting funds, please contact the CESFAS directors Jay Lillywhite and Efren Delgado


  1. Develop transdisciplinary collaborations among university faculty with industry partners to identify and work on research and educational needs in the areas of sustainable food and agricultural systems.
  2. Conduct innovative research that supports value-added agriculture.
  3. Provide practical, research-based education to students to develop workforce-ready graduates with the training and skills needed to support food and value-added agricultural industries.
  4. Become a hub for collecting and disseminating current livestock production, plant production, food safety, food science, food technology, food bioprocessing, and value-added food and agribusiness entrepreneurship information and training.
  5. Foster communication between industry and education and disseminate information that will consistently serve as a resource to the agricultural industry, the community, and the K–20 educational system.

2021-2022 CESFAS Seed Grants Awarded

2020-2021 CESFAS Seed Grant Awarded