2017 OMAFRA New Directions Research Program Honey Bee Health Call for Proposals


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)


New Directions Research Program Information


Through a number of different research programs, OMAFRA funds research in seven theme areas:

  1. Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
  2. Bioeconomy - Industrial Uses
  3. Emergency Management
  4. Environmental Sustainability
  5. Food for Health
  6. Product Development and Enhancement through Value Chain Collaborations
  7. Production Systems (Plants and Animals)

The NDRP is a flexible research program and priorities for the program shift annually.  This Call for Proposals for a letter of intent is focused on honey bee health.  Section three of the Research Requirements Document gives a full description of the honey bee health research priority, the Research Requirements Document can be found on the OMAFRA RMS.  The proposal must clearly demonstrate how the research addresses a stated research priority.

Maximum Project Value

Maximum $200,000 per project (including 25% indirect costs)

Indirect Costs

25% Indirect Costs are eligible

Project Duration

From 6 to 36 months


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

External Deadline

The letter of intent requires a full budget and a signed  OR5 form be submitted to the Office of Research.  Should your proposal be selected to submit a full proposal another OR5 form will not be required.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your letter of intent online in the RMS and email your signed OR5 form to Research Services at resserv@uoguelph.ca before noon on the 21st of June. 

For Questions, please contact

For OMAFRA questions about the program contact:

Sara Fisher
Email: sara.fisher@ontario.ca
Phone: 519-826-3898

Anna Formusiak
Email: anna.formusiak@ontario.ca
Phone: 519-826-3490

Office of Research

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

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