RDAR Call for Proposals 2021

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.

Full List of Research Priorities


Funding will be available to those incorporated organizations that directly and/or indirectly participate in the service and development of Alberta’s livestock or crop industry, provided that such organizations are in good standing and not in default under any other agreements or programs with RDAR. Eligible applicants include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing boardsandcommissionsestablished under Alberta’s Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
  • Educational institutions including universities, colleges, and technical schools
  • Provincial government organizations and agencies
  • Incorporated non-profit agricultural associations representing Alberta’s agriculture producers

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 research@rdar.ca 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.

Full applications will be accepted only through the online application system under the 2021 RDAR Accelerating Agricultural Innovationscall for proposals. Letters of Commitment/Support, if available, can be attached in the online application system before submission. A working copy of the proposal can be downloaded below.

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

See Call for Proposals for Full Eligibility Details

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Agency Name: 
Results Driven Agriculture Research
Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
Grant Amount: 
Up to $750,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: