Canadian Agricultural Partnership - Canola Agriculture Research Cluster

Canada’s canola industry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have jointly funded canola research over the last three AgriScience Cluster programs. In addressing multiple industry-wide priorities, this investment into research and innovation has been critical in advancing the canola sector’s contribution to the Canadian economy to almost $30 billion annually.  

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Canola Council of Canada, Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers Association and AAFC are looking to build on the continued success of the Canola AgriScience Research Cluster in developing a fourth robust research program that aligns with priorities set out in the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) and the Canola Innovation Strategy– outlined in the LOI Call Guidance document

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Researchers from universities, not-for profit research institutions, as well as federal and provincial research organizations are eligible to apply
  2. Funding is available within the next APF time period of April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028
  3. LOI’s must be submitted on the appropriate template provided and must align with one of the priority areas as described in the Guidance document
  4. Collaboration with other research institutions and with other funding partners is strongly encouraged and should be clearly noted in the LOI
  5. Successful applicants will be notified, and a Full Proposal requested in April. Full Proposals will undergo a peer review process prior to final decisions being made

LOI’s are due March 7, 2022 and are to be submitted by email to Ellen McNabb, Research Administrator, at


Agency Name: 
Canola AgriScience Research Cluster
Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, March 7, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: