NSERC-SSHRC Sustainable agriculture research initiative – Preparatory Funding

Maximum Value


Sponsor Deadline

May 8, 2023

UBCO RPIF Deadline

May 3, 2023 at 12pm

NOI/LOI Deadline


UBCO E-submission Deadline

March 8, 2023 12:00 PM

Program Description

This opportunity, delivered jointly by NSERC and SSHRC in collaboration with AAFC aims to fund transformative solutions towards significant reduction of agriculture GHG emissions and support research required to develop a technical path to a sustainable and resilient sector in a net-zero economy

Preparatory funding should facilitate partnerships and build successful multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral collaborations required to establish strong teams and relevant proposals. Preparatory funds may be used for application-related expenses, such as:

    • Meetings costs (the use of conference calls is encouraged whenever possible)
    • Travel and accommodation expenses of academic participants as well as local community advisors, such as Indigenous elders or agricultural producers, for any face-to-face meetings required to develop the proposal (partner organizations are expected to demonstrate commitment to the project by covering their own costs)
    • Communication, secretarial, clerical and coordination services over and above what is available from the universities involved and the partner organizations; salaries of technical writers may be requested but only up to a maximum of $15,000

Full Program Terms

Proposal Development Support

For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below:

Denise Maines


How to Apply

UBC Okanagan submission guidelines

Last updated: 2023-03-29 11:50