Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously known as the OMAFRA/U of G Partnership) Research Program Call for Full Proposals


Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance


The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance requests Full Proposals (FPs) that address OMAFRA’s research priorities. Full proposals submitted during this new, one-stage application process must address questions in the following NEW research priority areas:

  • Protection and Assurance
    • Food Safety
    • Animal Health & Welfare
    • Plant Health & Protection
  • Stewardship
    • Soil Health
    • Water Quality & Quantity
    • Sustainable Production Systems
    • Productive Land Capacity
  • Economic Development
    • Competitive Production Systems
    • Innovative Products & Product Improvement
    • Trade, Market, Targeted Sector Growth Opportunities

For further information about this call, please visit the Alliance website and consult the 2019/20 OMAFRA Priorities document and the 2019/20 Alliance Program Guide.

Town hall-style information sessions will take place throughout October. Stay tuned for more information.

NOTE: The 2019/20 will be a single-stage call. There is no letter of intent (LOI) stage.  Full Proposals are due by Noon on November 26, 2019.  Intent information must be complete by November 6, 2019.

Visit the Alliance website for more information.


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 being awarded any new project(s) under the OMAFRA/UofG Agreement, lead applicants and co-applicants must be fully compliant with all reporting requirements for existing projects under the Alliance Research Program.


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

External Deadline
  • Call open: September 30, 2019
  • Intent information complete: November 6, 2019
  • Full Proposals Due: November 26, 2019
  • Award decisions: by February 28, 2020
For Questions, please contact

If you have questions about the Call for Proposals, please contact:
Vanessa Knox, Research Program Coordinator, 519-824-4120 x56863
Zach Telfer, Research Program Coordinator, 519-824-4120 x56877
Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnership
E-mail: rescoord@uoguelph.ca

If you have questions related to industrial partner contributions, intellectual property, or commercialization please contact Gregor Lawson (lawsong@uoguelph.ca) and/or Vanja Banks (vbanks@uoguelph.ca) from the Research Innovation Office

Office of Research

Rebecca Moore, Senior Manager, Communications & Knowledge Mobilization
Agri-Food Partnership Office
519-824-4120 x56611

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