Call for Letter of Intent: Bioindustiral Innovation Canada - AAFC Bioproducts AgSci Cluster (2018-2023)


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)


BioProducts AgSciece Cluster 2018-2023

For More Information

Call for Proposals Letter for BIC


The BioProducts AgSci cluster is a nationally focused science and technology commercialization cluster under AAFC as part of their Agriscience policy framework initiative.  The goal of the BioProducts AgSci cluster is to create unique and growing opportunities for Canadian farmers and the agriculture sector.  BIC envisions the projects within the cluster as being defined by the following themes:

  • Bioproducts processing
  • New support for transformative industries
  • Environmental focus and/or combating climate change
  • Support for existing agricultural commodities

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2023

Special Notes

As a requirement, projects are to have collaboration with an industry or other partner, with an anticipated 30-40% of funding to be provided by these partners.


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

External Deadline

Proposals are due to BIC no later than March 31, 2017.

How to Apply

BIC has confirmed the application process is a two stage process.  The Call for Proposals is the first step of the application process (similar to an Letter of Intent).  If your Proposal is approved by BIC, you will be invited to submit a full funding application.

Step 1. Proposal: Please complete a proposal in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the below Call for Proposals Letter.  Researchers are not required to submit this proposal to the Office of Research for approval before submission to the sponsor.  Researchers are asked to send a copy of their proposal to the Office of Research for information purposes only (no OR-5 is required at this stage).  Researchers will be notified by BIC if they have been invited to submit a full funding application.

Step 2. Full Funding Application: Only successful applicants will be invited to submit a full funding application for consideration by BIC.  Those invited to submit a full funding application must submit their application to the Office of Research two weeks in advance of the sponsor's deadline, along with a signed OR-5.

Information For Co-applicants

If you are part of an application or team that has been invited to submit a full proposal but are not the lead, please contact the Office of Research as soon as possible.

For Questions, please contact

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Michael Faba
Project Manager, BioProducts AgSci Cluster Initiative
T: 519-383-8303 ext. 222

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

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

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