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NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative:


$500,000 to $2,000,000 per year.


Supporting research to initiate or accelerate the development of solutions that will be required for a sustainable, resilient and profitable agriculture sector in a net-zero economy.

Eligible Applicants

Canadian university researchers in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences or engineering fields collaborating with organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors; college faculty can participate as co-applicants

Eligible Expenses

You can only include NSERC- and SSHRC-eligible direct costs of research in your project budget, such as:

  • salary support for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows to perform research and related training
  • salary support for technicians and research professional personnel
  • materials and supplies
  • activities that support collaborations and knowledge mobilization related to the project, including the costs associated with building relationships with communities
  • activities to develop and grow the research collaborations with the partner organizations and relevant communities and/or end users
  • limited costs towards course load reduction, for replacement of faculty to support college faculty members’ involvement in the research project (up to $9,000 per course load reduction per semester per faculty, or the equivalent of 0.1 full-time-equivalent positions)

Deadline Date

  Preparatory funding: May 8, 2023; Full project funding: November 8, 2023.
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