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Funding Alert : AgriScience Program

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June 13, 2024
AgriScience innovation government grant funding

Funding Alert: AgriScience Program

The AgriScience Program aims to accelerate innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

The AgriScience Program aims to accelerate innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

The current application deadline is ongoing, but activities and costs incurred before or after these dates are ineligible:

  • Project start: Upon confirmation of complete submission
  • Project end: March 31, 2028

Program Funding Amount

Up to 50% of costs provided by AAFC to a maximum of:

  • $5 million for a single project
  • $10 million per organization (across multiple projects)

Eligible Applicants

Agricultural organizations, or organizations that work closely with the agricultural sector:

  1. For-profit organizations
  2. Non-profit organizations, including associations and co-operatives
  3. Indigenous individuals and Indigenous organizations

Program Objectives

Project activities must align with a minimum of one priority area:

  1. GHG Emission reductions and climate change adaptation
  2. Economic growth and development of Canada’s agricultural sector
  3. Sector resilience, including animal and plant health

Eligible Projects

Pre-commercial R&D activities: the technology readiness level (TRL) must fall in the development phase, between 4 to 7, from validation in a lab environment to prototype ready for demonstration

  • Program management and administration salaries
  • Contracted services
  • Capital assets required for R&D activities
  • Materials & supplies

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