Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (OMAFRA/U of G Agreement)
The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance requests Full Proposals that address OMAFRA’s research priorities. Full Proposals must address research questions in the following research priority areas:
- Protection and Assurance
- Food Safety
- Animal Health & Welfare
- Plant Health & Protection
- 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
- Strong Rural Communities
For further information about this call, please visit the Alliance website and consult the OMAFRA Priorities document and the 2021 Tier I Program Guide.
A town hall information session will take place October 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm via Microsoft Teams: Join the meeting on October 15 at this link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. The presentation will be recorded and posted to the Alliance website.
NOTE: The 2021 program will be a single-stage call. There is no letter of intent stage. Full Proposals are due by 1:00 pm on December 2, 2020. Intent information must be complete by November 16, 2020.
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.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.