Alberta Agricultural Funding Consortium - Research and innovation


Alberta Agricultural Funding Consortium (AFC)

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The Alberta Agriculture Funding Consortium - (AFC) is a voluntary body that has no legal standing and is comprised of several organizations, each of which is responsible for its own priorities and investment mandate.  Information on current areas of research and innovation investment is available from each individual organization. the purpose of the one-window approach to funding agriculture research and innovation is coordinate the proposal process, funding and stimulate private/public sector participation in Alberta's agriculture and the food industry.


The research and innovation team may be comprised of researchers from the following types of organizations: Provincial Governments, Federal Research Agencies, Non Profit Research Institutions, Academic Institutions, including University's, Colleges and Technical Schools, Industry Associations that service the Agriculture, Food and Beverage  Industry, Existing or prospective companies and supply chains that can increase the value and sales of Alberta Products.

Research Projects can be conducted either within or outside Alberta as approved by the funder(s).  The following are important considerations if the applicant/proposed project are to be conducted outside of Alberta.  (a) it is strongly recommended that at least one project team member be from Alberta.  (b) the research work proposed must result in economic or social benefit to Alberta. (c) the benefits gained by Alberta will be equivalent to those which would accrue if the work were conducted within the province.

Funding Availability

Available funds are listed under the individual organizations listed on the Consortium Website at

Special Notes

LOI to sponsor directly:  May 19, 2016, noon.
Full proposals will be by invitation only.


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

Internal Deadline

To the Office of Research, including a signed OR5 form.  

External Deadline
For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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