Food from Thought Thematic Research Fund

Updated Information

The description section has been updated as follows:

In the spirit of flexibility and responsiveness, which is encouraged and supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Food from Thought is announcing updates to the Thematic III research funding call launched November 15, 2022.

The following changes will help ensure the call enables catalytic, transformational, and integrated projects that address Food from Thought's current strategic objectives, which are reflected in the three priority areas for this call.

  1. The budget limit has been increased from $80,000 to $120,000 per year for all priority areas ($360,000 is the new 3-year maximum ask)
  2. For research integration projects only, budgets can be stacked (i.e., $120,000 per year per PI and co-investigator(s))
  3. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 5, 2022

Sponsor

Food from Thought (Canada First Excellence Research Fund)

For More Information

Please see the attached Thematic III Research Fund - Program Guide 2022​  - Updated

Town Hall

The Food from Thought Team will be hosting three Town Halls to provide additional information and answer questions. Using the links below, please drop in to which ever one best suits your schedule.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 from 10:00am – 11:00am 

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 from 1:30 – 2:30 

Description

The University of Guelph’s Food from Thought Program, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), is inviting eligible U of G faculty to submit proposals for the Thematic Research Fund, for projects beginning as early as April 1, 2022 and ending by March 31, 2025. This fund will support research projects that strongly align with and support Food from Thought’s mission to develop innovative solutions that improve both the sustainability and productivity of agricultural production at global, landscape, and micro scales and that fit with the current Food from Thought priorities.

In the spirit of flexibility and responsiveness, which is encouraged and supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Food from Thought is announcing updates to the Thematic III research funding call launched November 15, 2022.

The following changes will help ensure the call enables catalytic, transformational, and integrated projects that address Food from Thought's current strategic objectives, which are reflected in the three priority areas for this call.

  1. The budget limit has been increased from $80,000 to $120,000 per year for all priority areas ($360,000 is the new 3-year maximum ask)
  2. For research integration projects only, budgets can be stacked (i.e., $120,000 per year per PI and co-investigator(s))
  3. The deadline to apply has been extended to January 5, 2022

Eligibility

The Thematic Research Fund is open to all faculty at the University of Guelph who are eligible to hold Tri-Agency grants.

Maximum Project Value

Projects can be up to 36 months (3 years) with a maximum request of $360,000. The duration of the proposed projects and the size of the budget request must be commensurate with the nature of the research proposed.

For research integration projects only, budgets can be stacked (i.e., $120,000 per year per PI and co-investigator(s))

Project Duration

Projects will start on April 1, 2022 and must be completed by March 31, 2025.

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.

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

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

How to Apply

Complete applications must be submitted electronically to the Food from Thought Office at fft@uoguelph.ca no later than 11:59 pm on December 20, 2021 using the templates attached.

Attachment(s)

For Questions, please contact

Food from Thought Office

fft@uoguelph.ca

Office of Research

Michelle Provencher, Project Administrator
Office of the Vice-President (Research), Food from Thought Program Office
519-824-4120 x53547
mprove01@uoguelph.ca

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