Ontario Grape & Wine Research Inc. Marketing Vineyard Improvement Program


Ontario Grape and Wine Research Incorporated


Marketing Vineyard Improvement Program


In 2015, OMAFRA chose Ontario Grape and Wine Research Incorporated​ (OGWRI) to administer the Research and Innovation Development (R&ID) portion of the Marketing Vineyard Improvement Program (MVIP).  OGWRI is now calling for proposals for the Marketing Vineyard Improvement Program. The objective of this program is to provide funds to improve the quality, productivity and adaptability of grape and wine production by promoting industry-wide access to innovative tools, technologies, resources, knowledge and information for grape and wine making. All activities must start on or after April 1, 2020 and be completed no later than February 28th, 2021. All information and results must be made readily available and accessible to all members of the industry and public. Projects may not receive any additional provincial government funding. 

Past projects funded by this program can be reviewed on the OGWRI website.

Indirect Costs



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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Completed applications can be sent to ehawthorn@ontariograpeandwineresearch.com

How to Apply

The deadline for submission is 4:30pm on January 24, 2020. Late proposals will not be accepted. Requests will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified in February.

The complete application package is attached below and includes:

  1. Request for Proposals overview
  2. Application Form
  3. Budget Template


For Questions, please contact

Eleanor Hawthorn

Project Manager Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc.

Tel.:  (905) 688-0990 Ext. 229


Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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