Current Funding Opportunities

RDAR Call for Proposals (March 2021)Accelerating Agricultural Innovations

RDAR Call for Proposals – March 2021

Accelerating Agricultural Innovations

RDAR is funding agricultural research that will drive real benefits for producers in the barn and on the field. Researchers can count on RDAR to provide predictable funding for leading-edge agriculture projects. This call for proposals is now open and accepting applications.

Through this call, RDAR will fund research and knowledge transfer and translation projects aimed at accelerating agricultural innovations in the livestock and crop industries in Alberta.

Research Priorities

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has identified four research priorities.  These four research priorities were identified through the engagement sessions RDAR initiated with its Advisory Committee consisting of producer associations, commissions, marketing boards, applied research associations, and Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.

Click here to download the RDAR 2021 Research Priorities

Application Process

Expression of Interest (optional)
If you would like to apply for this call for proposals, you are invited to send a brief expression of interest (EOI) by email to outlining:

  • Project title
  • Project team
  • Brief project summary
  • Estimated budget
  • Start and end date

Submission of a full proposal is not dependent on an EOI, but signals to RDAR of the forthcoming application for planning purposes. RDAR will review the EOI and reach out to the applicant subject to time availability.

After submitting your proposal, please send your RDAR Signature Template to

Click here to download the full Application Guidelines

Important Dates

March 2, 2021 – Call for proposals announced
March 18, 2021 – First intake closes
April 15, 2021 – Second intake closes
Late April – Funding announcements will begin

*Ongoing open intake

Resources for Accelerating Agricultural Innovations Applicants

Accelerating Agricultural Innovations – Proposal Workbook
Accelerating Agricultural Innovations – Budget Template
Accelerating Agricultural Innovations – March 2021 Research Call Application Guidelines
Accelerating Agricultural Innovations – Signature Template

Poultry Innovation Partnership (PIP Fund)

PIP Matching Fund – Application Guidelines

PIP Fund Call for Proposals – 2021/2022

The Poultry Innovation Partnership (PIP) Leveraging Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the PIP Matching Fund. Applications and due April 12, 2021. launched their 2021-22 call on January 27th, 2021. If would like to apply for this call click here.

Intention of the PIP Matching Fund

  • To support activities that align with the PIP Program.
  • That a portion of the PIP Fund will be leveraged to maximize the value of industry contributions to the PIP Fund.

PIP Contributing Partners are looking to provide cash resources for projects related to the PIP Program such as:

  • Tech transfer, commercialization, and communication
  • Collaboration
  • HQP training 
  • Heritage genetics

Click here to get answers to frequently asked PIP Matching Fund questions and to learn more about PIP Matching Fund research priorities.

Important Dates

Mar 15, 2021 – Call for proposals is announced
Apr 12, 2021 – Applications due

Resources for PIP Matching Fund Applicants

How the PIP Matching Fund works
Apply for the PIP Matching Fund

Agriculture Funding Consortium (AFC) 2021-22 Call for Research Proposals

AFC – Application Guidelines

AFC Call for Proposals – 2021/2022

The AFC launched their 2021-22 call on January 27th, 2021. If you are an ag researcher and would like to apply for this call click here.

Research Priorities

Are you wondering what the AFC funders are looking for in this call for research projects? Click here to download the current AFC research priorities.

Important Dates

Jan 27, 2021 – 2021-22 Call is announced
Jan 29, 2021 – The 2021-22 AFC Call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) opens (08:30)
April 9, 2021 – LOIs due (23:59)
May 31, 2021 – Invitations of selected LOIs to full proposal
July 30, 2021 – Full Proposals due
Jan 18, 2022 – Announcement of Awards

Resources for AFC 2021-22 Applicants

Research and Innovation Process Guidelines for Applicants
Research Funding On-line Application System (RFOAS) – FAQ for Applicants

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