Call for Letters of Intent: Canadian Hemp Trade Allowance - National Hemp Cluster (2018-2023)


Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA)


National Hemp Cluster 2018-2023

For More Information

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance
CHTA Call for LOI and LOI Guidelines


The purpose of the letter of intent is to provide an opportunity for researchers to express their interest in being part of the National Hemp Cluster (2018-2023)


University Scientists in Canada, Government Scientists in Canada and Private Sector Researchers in Canada.  Note: Private Sector Researchers are encouraged to work with the Government or University Scientists.

Maximum Project Value

Must not exceed $1M in total for the five years

Indirect Costs

15 %


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

External Deadline

How to Apply

Submit your completed LOI using the electronic fom provided in the For More Information section. All LOI submissions will receive an email confirming receipt within two to three business days.

Researchers are not required to submit their LOI to the Office of Research for approval before submission to the Sponsor.  Researchers are asked to send a copy of their proposal to the Office of Research for information purposes only (no OR5 required at the LOI stage).  Researchers will be notified by the sponsor if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.

Full Proposal - Those invited to submit a full proposal must submit their full proposal to the Office of Research two weeks in advance of the sponsor's deadline, along with a signed OR-5 form.

For Questions, please contact

Should you have any questions about the Call for Letters of Intent, please don't hesitate to contact :

Kim Shukla, Executive Director CHTA,
Kelley Fitzpatrick, Chair, CHTA Research Committee,

Angela Vuk, Contracts Manager, Office of Research, Research Support Services,

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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