Academic Partnership Program

The Academic Partnership Program supports applied and foundational research partnerships led by researchers that demonstrate industry participation and endorsement. The program improves the sustainability, profitability and competitiveness of the agricultural industry through knowledge sharing.


To be eligible, you must be a post-secondary institution or agricultural industry association.

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 14 April 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023
Claim deadline: 29 February 2024

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application and supporting documents to the Programs Division office.

You also need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines
Program Application
Program Funding Registration Form - Industry Organization Applicants