Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance
The priority-driven Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program supports leading research aligned to support strong rural communities, keep our food safe, and develop a prosperous, environmentally sustainable agri-food sector in Ontario. The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance requests Full Proposals (FPs) that address OMAFRA’s Special Initiative priorities. Special Initiatives are part of the Ontario Agri-food Innovation Alliance Research Program and respond to specific research priorities set by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). These research needs are important for the Ministry and its stakeholders, and include, but are not limited to, breeding research, medium-term trials, synthesis, and modelling.
Each Special Initiative project has a clear description and outcomes which researchers must address in their Full Proposals. Unlike Tier I, they also have a designated budget amount and duration, which have been approved by the Ministry. For further information about the Special Initiative projects or how to apply, please visit the Alliance website and the 2020/21 Special Initiatives Program Guide (PDF, 720 KB).
NOTE: This will be a single-stage call. Full Proposals are due by Noon on May 1, 2020.
Join Kat Tisshaw via WebEx on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
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- Meeting number: 793 557 135
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University of Guelph faculty members are eligible to be the lead applicant and/or a co-applicant on any Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program project. Adjunct faculty members may also apply if they are eligible to hold research funding at the University of Guelph.
Prior to receiving Alliance funding, lead applicants and co-applicants must be fully compliant with all reporting requirements for existing projects under the Alliance Research Program.
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.
Call open: March 31, 2020
Full Proposals Due: May 1, 2020
Award decisions: by May 29, 2020
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