Call for Proposals: Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario 2017-2018


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry


The Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario (SARRFO) is a targeted component of the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund (SARSF) Program. The purpose of the SARRFO is to support high caliber scientific research that addresses important needs and knowledge gaps related to the protection, recovery, and management of species at risk and their habitats in Ontario.​

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Applications for the 2017-2018 Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario (SARRFO) should focus on innovative scientific research that addresses topics contained in the priority categories below which will answer questions that are relevant to the protection and recovery of species at risk.  Proposed activities must target/benefit species listed as extirpated, endangered, threatened or special concern on the species at risk in Ontario list. Only proposed activities occurring between April 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 (for the 2017-2018 fiscal year) and April 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 (for the 2018-2019 fiscal year) are eligible for funding consideration.

Research Proposal Applications will be considered that focus on:

  • Scientific research actions
  • Acquiring and analyzing a new dataset or meta-analysis of existing datasets
  • Undertaking new research projects or adding a new component to an on-going project
  • Inventory and monitoring actions associated with a defined scientific question and methodology may also be considered. Long-term monitoring projects without a defined scientific question are not eligible for SARRFO funding but are encouraged to apply to SARSF if applicable.

If you are applying for work that builds on a previously funded SARRFO/SARSF work, please explicitly state what has been accomplished so far, what deliverables you achieved, and how this work is different from or builds on past work.  Do not assume reviewers know of your previous work or have access to your project files.

Funding Availability

Accepting funding requests for research projects extending over one or two years.

Maximum Project Value

$30,000 per year per project  for a maximum of $60,000 over two years

Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are not an eligible expense.


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

External Deadline
Internal Deadline

How to Apply

Submit your proposal including a signed OR-5 form to the Office of Research at by the internal deadline. Your proposal will be reviewed and the approved proposal returned to you before the external deadline. You will then follow the instructions in the 2017-2018 Guidelines document.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

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

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