Research Acceleration

The Research Acceleration initiative supports the development and adoption of new and leading agricultural technologies and knowledge to enhance the competitive position of Nova Scotia’s agriculture and agri-food industry. Support is offered to applied research projects and research positions identified as key priority areas by industry and educational institutions.


Eligible applicants include individuals, partnerships, corporations, co-operatives, colleges, universities and foundations, farm and commodity organizations.

Deadline or important dates

Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2016
Claim Deadline: March 01, 2017

How to Apply

Program application and position application forms are available for download, as are the criteria and weightings. To apply, download the appropriate document and follow the submission instructions.

Supporting documents

Guideline and application format are available online.

The Proposal Selection Criteria and Weighting are provided online to guide preparation of the submission.

Contact Information

Department of Agriculture
Programs and Business Risk Management
60 Research Drive, Suite A
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
B6L 2R2

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


Program Guidelines
Program Application
Position Application
Criteria and Weightings