OMAFRA - U of G Research Program Call for LOIs


OMAFRA - U of G Agreement


The OMAFRA - U of G Research Program call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) addresses priorities identified in the following research themes:

  1. Agri-Food and Rural Policy
  2. Bioeconomy - Industrial Uses
  3. Emergency Management
  4. Environmental Sustainability
  5. Food for Health
  6. Products and Value Chains
  7. Production Systems - Animals and Plants

For further information about this call, please visit the OMAFRA – U of G Agreement website and consult the 2018-19 OMAFRA Research Priorities document.

LOI Submissions are Due by 12 PM (Noon) on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.


University of Guelph faculty are eligible to be the Lead Applicant/Principal Investigator for OMAFRA - U of G Research Program projects. University of Guelph faculty includes assistant professors, associate professors and professors. 

Lead Applicants and Co-Applicants may not have overdue reports for other OMAFRA - U of G Partnership projects.

Adjunct faculty are also eligible if they meet specific criteria.

Maximum Project Value

$80K/yr; $240K per project maximum

Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are already incorporated into the OMAFRA - U of G Agreement. No additional indirect costs are required on a project-by-project basis, on the amount requested from OMAFRA.

However, indirect costs must be included at the applicable rate (e.g. 25% or 40%) on cash contributions from Government and Industry Sponsors when those contributions leverage or “match” OMAFRA funding.

Project Duration

Up to three (3) years.

Special Notes

Town Hall Program Information Sessions will be held:

  • September 24, 2018; 12 pm (Noon) -1 pm, UC 442
  • September 27, 2018; 12 pm (Noon) -1 pm, UC 442
  • September 28, 2018; 11 am-12 pm (Noon) Peter Clark Hall


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

External Deadline
  • Call opens: September 11, 2018
  • LOIs due: October 25, 2018 at 12 pm Noon
  • Full Proposals due: early February 2019
  • Award decisions: April 2019

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line using the OMAFRA Research Management System (RMS).  A login and password are required.  If you do not have an RMS account, please contact the OMAFRA - U of G Partnership Research Program Coordinator at or 519.826.4198 to obtain access to RMS.

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For Questions, please contact

Tania Etienne, Research Program Coordinator
Tel: 519-826-4198

Jack Mallon, Research Program Coordinator
Tel: 519-826-7228

Office of Research, OMAFRA-UofG Partnership


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