Canola Council of Canada: Request for Letters of Intent, 2022 Canola Agronomic Research Program


Canola Council of Canada


Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP)


The Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, and the Manitoba Canola Growers encourage cutting edge, innovative research to enable the discovery and creation of value for the canola industry.
The Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP), established in 1985, is a collaborative research funding initiative among the three provincial canola grower group commissions. The primary goal of this research program is to help canola farmers increase yield and profitability, reduce production risks, and enhance sustainability with effective technology transfer. To achieve these goals, they are soliciting 2022 CARP letters of intent (LOIs) on behalf of the three provincial canola grower associations and the WGRF. The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has once again expressed interest in participating with the canola grower organizations in potential funding for projects aligned with their research priorities.

Research priorities in the disciplines of agronomy, breeding, physiology, and integrated pest management, to name a few, have been identified through consultation with canola industry steering committees, the canola value chain, government and academic partners, and insights from the annual Canola Discovery Forum.

The research priority files below provide a comprehensive list of priority areas for project submissions as well as the Canola Council of Canada’s priorities for research and innovation:

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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.


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

External Deadline

Researchers are to submit their LOI directly to the sponsor. All submissions should be emailed to Ellen McNabb at

Researchers can expect to be notified regarding the outcome of the LOI by Friday, August 27, 2021. Those researchers who are invited to full proposal should notify Kristin Gibson at in the Office of Research Services.  An OR5 form and a copy of the full proposal will be due to the Office of Research Services one week prior to the deadline established by the Canola Council of Canada. 

How to Apply

Please use the 2022 CARP LOI Template for submission of your LOI noting that research collaboration among multiple organizations or institutions is welcome and encouraged, as well as partnership among funding agencies.

For Questions, please contact

Ellen McNabb
Research Administrator
Canola Council of Canada
Phone: (204) 982 - 2110
Nathaniel (Nate) Ort
Agronomy Specialist
Canola Council of Canada
Phone: (204) 720 - 6923

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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