Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) Research and Innovation Program

Receive up to $100K+ Funding for Agricultural Research.

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) Research and Innovation Program supports the development of science-based solutions and tools that address known challenges, prepare for potential disruptions and climate threats, and capture emerging opportunities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. This can include the development of new technologies and practices, new products, and the advancement of knowledge.

For more agricultural grants, be sure to check out our main the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership page. SCAP has a variety of different programs, each with unique streams, funding rounds, eligibility criteria, and program deadlines.

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SCAP – Research and Innovation Program

Amount of Funding

Cost Share Program (Government: Applicant ratio):

  • Basic & Applied – creating IP: 70:30 up to $100K and 60:40 on remaining amount over $100K.
  • Basic & Applied – no IP created: 50:50.
  • Capacity Building – 50:50.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

SCAP – Research and Innovation Program

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Agri-processors;
  • Indigenous Government/Indigenous individuals, businesses, communities, and organizations, other Indigenous groups undertaking agricultural initiatives;
  • Industry Organizations;
  • Primary Producers;
  • Research Institutions; or
  • Service Providers.

Project Focus Areas include:

  • Agri-resource management;
  • Economic and market analysis;
  • Grain innovation and crop production;
  • Livestock production; and
  • Processing and value-added.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

SCAP – Research and Innovation Program

Eligible Activities

Eligible Activities include:

  • Stream 1 – Basic & Applied Research: includes basic discovery research that seeks to expand knowledge and projects that attempt to find practical solutions for specific problems.
  • Stream 2 – Capacity Building: includes only the purchase of research equipment ($10,000 or greater) and equipment specific training to help build research and innovation capacity in Manitoba.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

SCAP – Research and Innovation Program

Program Deadline

Projects must be completed by December 31, 2027.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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