Ontario Sheep Farmers - 2020 Call for Letters of Intent

Updated Information

Revised Internal Date: May 25, 2020
Revised External Date: June 1, 2020


Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF)


Ontario Sheep Farmers - 2020 Call for Letters of Intent


Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) invites researchers to submit a Letter of Intent for research projects that align with Ontario Sheep’s Research Priorities.

The Ontario Sheep Farmer's research committee will review and rank projects based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to fall within current OSMA priorities. If your project addresses more than one priority this will be noted.
  • Ability to leverage funds. Projects with other funding partners will ranked higher than projects asking OSMA for the full amount of funds. The more leveraged dollars you can achieve the better. 
  • Ability to communicate your research results and conclusions. Knowledge transfer to producers is of utmost importance. Mandatory activities include articles in the Ontario Sheep News Magazine, fact sheets, report for producers and a report for the OSMA Board. Other communication activities include presentations at producer events, articles in agricultural press, etc. Please note: if you fail to provide communication material you might be at risk of losing funding or not receiving funding in the future.

Funding Availability

Up to $80,000 is available for this call.

Maximum Project Value

There is no minimum or maximum limit to the amount of funds a PI can request for a research project. 

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

There is no limitation to the length or duration of a project funded through OSF’s research program.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit the completed LOI form along with a signed OR-5 form to the Office of Research Services at research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Please submit your completed LOI to Jennifer MacTavish at jmactavish@ontariosheep.org

How to Apply

Ontario Sheep Farmers invite researchers with project proposals that match Ontario Sheep’s Research Priorities to complete a Letter of Intent Form and submit it no later than April 10, 2020. Full proposals will be solicited in June with the target of having proposals approved by September 2020. Please submit your completed LOI to Jennifer MacTavish at jmactavish@ontariosheep.org.


Microsoft Office document icon OSF Letter of Intent Form85.5 KB
For Questions, please contact

Inquiries regarding this call should be directed to Jennifer MacTavish at jmactavish@ontariosheep.org or 519.836.0043, ext 323.

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x53429

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