Call for Letters of Intent: Canola Council of Canada: Canola AgriScience Research Cluster (2023-2028)

Sponsor

Canola Council of Canada (CCC)

Program

Canola Agriscience Research Cluster

Description

Canada’s canola industry and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have jointly funded canola research over the last three AgriScience Cluster programs. In addressing multiple industry-wide priorities, this investment into research and innovation has been critical in advancing the canola sector’s contribution to the Canadian economy to almost $30 billion annually.

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Canola Council of Canada, Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers Association and AAFC are looking to build on the continued success of the Canola AgriScience Research Cluster in developing a fourth robust research program that aligns with priorities set out in the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) and the Canola Innovation Strategy – outlined in the LOI Call Guidance document

Eligibility

Researchers from universities, not-for profit research institutions, as well as federal and provincial research organizations are eligible to apply.

Funding Availability

Please note that funding is dependent on AAFC’s approval and announcement of the next AgriScience Research Cluster program which is expected in the fall of 2022.

Indirect Costs

15%

Project Duration

Funding is available within the five year period: April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

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

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External Deadline

Send completed LOI by email to: Ellen McNabb, Research Administrator, CCC at mcnabbe@canolacouncil.org.

How to Apply

Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions must align with a Canola Industry Research Priority and an Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) priority outlined in the LOI Call Guidance document. For questions regarding alignment of your research area, please reach out to one of the listed contacts below.

Researchers from universities, not-for-profit research institutions, as well as federal and provincial research organizations are eligible to apply. 

  • Funding is available within the 5-year period: April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028
  • Please consider effective measurements of project success (ex. economic evaluation)
    • It will be necessary to quantify the applicable social, environmental, and economic impacts of the project on the canola sector
  • Consider effective KTT strategies to advance adoption of best management practices
  • The priority areas being addressed must be made clear in the LOI submission
  • Collaborative research efforts and funding partnerships between crops, research organizations, and industry stakeholders are strongly encouraged
  • Annual reporting is required

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) reserves the right to share Letters of Intent with other appropriate funding agencies.

Please note that funding is dependent on AAFC’s approval and announcement of the next AgriScience Research Cluster program which is expected in the fall of 2022.

Letters of Intent are to be submitted using the CCC’s Letter of Intent template by March 7, 2022. Successful candidates will be notified, and a full proposal will be requested in April.

Send completed LOI by email to:
Ellen McNabb, Research Administrator, CCC
mcnabbe@canolacouncil.org

Information For Co-applicants

If you are part of an application or team that has been invited to submit a full proposal but are not the lead, please contact the Office of Research as soon as possible.

For Questions, please contact

Ellen McNabb, Research Administrator, CCC
mcnabbe@canolacouncil.org

Office of Research

Devon Staaf, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
dstaaf@uoguelph.ca

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