AgriScience Program

Amount: less than $5 million over five-years.

The AgriScience Program is a program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and it aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following organization types are eligible under this program component:

For-profit organizations; they may include:

    • Businesses and/or corporations
    • Co-operatives
    • Indigenous groups

Eligible Costs:

  • Administrative costs
  • Salaries and benefits
  • Contracted services
  • Travel
  • Capital expenditures
  • Other direct project costs

Eligible project costs will normally be shared between AAFC (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and you as follows:

  • For For-profit organizations – a maximum of 50% AAFC and a minimum of 50% applicant.


The maximum AAFC funding amount for a Project will be less than $5 million over five-years.

If you have multiple approved Projects/Clusters within this program, total AAFC funding cannot exceed $10 million per year.


Applications for Projects are accepted since February 13, 2018, and will continue to be accepted until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program. The program ends March 31, 2023.