Grain Farmers of Ontario
Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. Their goal is to target the research and innovation investments toward opportunities that will enhance their farmer members’ returns. Please review the Grain Farmers of Ontario Research Priorities and the Research Project Database outlining current and past Grain Farmers of Ontario research investments.
The purpose of this call for Letters of Intent (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.
Each year a portion of the $1.8 million research budget is available to fund new projects. For the GFO 2021 Call for Letters of Intent they will be accepting barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat project ideas targeting one or more specific priorities within their four broad priority areas as described in the Research Priorities document: Agronomy & Production; Weed, Disease & Insect Pests; Breeding & Genetics; and Crop Utilization & Crop Quality.
Grain Farmers of Ontario strongly encourages partnerships amongst research institutions and with other funding agencies, where relevant. If you would like to discuss linkages with other funding programs, please call GFO.
It is important to express specifically how the research idea will benefit Ontario’s barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers and to use plain language when describing the project. If there is confidential content within the proposal, please identify the sensitive content clearly with “Confidential” at the beginning of the section.
Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Full proposal is due to GFO.