Grain Farmers of Ontario - 2019 Call for Letters of Intent


Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO)


GFO Research Programs 


Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. The goal is to target our research, innovation, and knowledge transfer initiatives to enhance our farmer-members’ profitability. The updated 2019 Grain Farmers of Ontario Research Priorities are available online.  GFO has highlighted five high priority areas. GFO will still accept proposals in all research priority areas, but the high priority areas will be given special consideration. Visit the Research Project Database outlining current and past Grain Farmers of Ontario research investments. 

Grain Farmers of Ontario has implemented a new process for funding which now includes a Letter of Intent (LOI) stage for the 2019 Call for Research Proposals. The purpose of the LOI is to allow researchers to convey a project concept with an estimated budget so that Grain Farmers of Ontario has the chance to screen project ideas and provide feedback prior to requesting the full proposals for successful LOIs. This approach should also make better use of researchers’ time developing full proposals by increasing the funding success rate of those project ideas reaching the full proposal stage.

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

Internal Deadline

Please submit the complete proposal package along with a signed OR-5 form to Research Services at

External Deadline

Please submit completed LOI template by email to:

How to Apply

For your submission, please complete the attached Letter of Intent template.  If there is confidential content within your proposal, please identify the sensitive content clearly with “Confidential” at the beginning of the section.


Microsoft Office document icon GFO 2019 Letter of Intent Template77.5 KB
For Questions, please contact

Natalie DiMeo, Research Coordinator

Office of Research

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

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