Agricultural Policy Research Fund


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

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Materials for Agricultural Policy Research Fund

  • Annex 1 - Research Themes & Policy Questions
  • Call for Proposals
  • Project Proposal Template


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has funding for academic research projects on Canadian agricultural policy issues for the 2017/18 fiscal year. 

AAFC is calling for research proposals on agricultural policy issues. The proposed research projects will need to align with at least one or more of the following policy research themes:

  1. Structure & Performance;
  2. Markets & Trade;
  3. Innovation;
  4. Environmental Sustainability; and
  5. Consumer Demand.

[See Annex 1 of attachments for details on policy research themes]

Maximum Project Value

AAFC will allocate up to $24,999 per research project.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline
Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to


External Deadline

Proposals are to be sent to Jennifer Vignola at

How to Apply

For projects to be considered by the Review Panel, proposals in the template format provided must be received by AAFC no later than Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 23:59 EST. Proposals are to be sent to Jennifer Vignola at .

Please see Call letter attachment for more details. Use the template attached for the proposal. 

For Questions, please contact

Please address questions about the Agricultural Policy Research Fund to:

Jennifer Vignola
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Government of Canada

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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