Call for Letters of Intent: Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada- Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023)

Sponsor

The Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), in collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC),

Program

Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023)

For More Information

For more information on the OACC- Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023), please visit the OACC website.

OSCIII - Letter of Intent Guidelines and Form

Description

The Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), in collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC), are pleased to announce the Call for Letters of Intent for research in Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023).

This Letter of Intent process is being conducted in anticipation that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) next Agricultural Policy Framework will include another Science Cluster Initiative.

Eligibility

University scientists in Canada

Indirect Costs

15%

Project Duration

April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2023

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

Please note that LOI's must be submitted to the sponsor no later than Monday April 10, 2017.

How to Apply

This is a two- stage application process:

1. Letter of Intent

  • Letter of Intent Guidelines for Researchers [PDF - 647 kB]
    Please read this document carefully, as it provides details of the application process, priority research areas, and further guidance about what should be included in a Letter of Intent.

Each LOI should include:

  • Completed LOI form as an MSWord document
  • Letters of support from industry partners and proponents (can be pdf)
  • Letter of support from the extension specialist involved in the Activity (Section 5)

Completed LOI and accompanying documents can be submitted to: rveenhuis@dal.ca for the deadline.

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 LOI to the Office of Research for information purposes only.  An OR-5 is not required at the LOI stage.  Researchers will be notified by the sponsor if they have been invited to submit a full proposal by April 24, 2017.

2. Full Application

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 (Internal Deadline May 15, 2017) with a signed OR-5. The deadline for receipt of invited proposals to OACC is May 29, 2017.

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

Should you have any questions about the Call for Letters of Intent, or other Organic Science Cluster III related questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x55026
avuk@uoguelph.ca

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54807
mgrimes@uoguelph.ca

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