NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable Agriculture Research Initiative

This initiative will fund multidisciplinary, collaborative networks of researchers to address specific research objectives by initiating or accelerating the development of truly transformative solutions, and by mobilizing expertise, technologies and research in social sciences, natural sciences and engineering and in areas that broaden the traditional network of agriculture research partners.


Research Partner Network provides personalized support and expert guidance on how to apply for this grant and how to manage the funds should you be successful.

If you're interested in applying for this grant, please reach out to the designated Research Partners: Chris Kazala and Dr. Sylvia Ijeoma Madueke.


Intended Recipients

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


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


4 years

Additional Information

Visit the NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative Website


  • RAS Internal Review Deadline
    • 5 business days before application submission date (Submit application to RAS via the Researcher Home Page)
  • Final Version Submission Deadline
    • By 10:00 am MST on application submission day (Submit final application to the NSERC via their online system)
  • NSERC Deadline
    • Preparatory funding: May 8, 2023, by 8:00 pm (ET)
    • Full project funding: November 8, 2023, by 8:00 pm (ET)

Supports and resources

  • Preparatory fund budget costing example
  • Preparatory funding proposal: one-on-one advice and customized support from Research Partners and CNAS 
  • Full application support - Contact a research partner (above) for details

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