Canadian Food Innovators - Call for Proposals - Canadian Food Innovators Cluster (2018-2023)


Canadian Food Innovators (CFI)


Canadian Food and Beverage Processing Cluster

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For additional information, please visit the program's website for:


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada plans to continue its successful AgriScience cluster program under the five year Canadian Agricultural Partnership from 2018 to 2023.  CFI led a successful cluster project under the Growing Forward II program. More details about the activities in  this cluster are available at the CFI website.  


Lead applicants for this cluster can be food and beverage processing firms including food ingredient suppliers, food safety solution providers, technology providers, packaging and other input suppliers. Lead applicants can also be universities and FoodTech Canada Centres as long as the lead applicant submits signed commitment letters from commercial partners for the required industry portion of the project value.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2023


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

Internal Deadline

For the internal deadline, please submit your Proposal and Budget, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

Researchers will be responsible for submitting their Proposal, Budget Spreadsheet and any supporting documents directly to the sponsor in accordance with their submission guidelines.

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

CFI Contact:
James Farrar
Secretary, CFI
Phone: (905) 945-6791

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

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

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