Request for Letters of Intent: 2021 Canola Agronomic Research Program (CARP)

Sponsor

Alberta Canola, SaskCanola, Manitoba Canola Growers, and Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF)

Program

Canola Agronomic Research Program in 2021 (CARP)

For More Information

The Research Priority files below offer a comprehensive list of priority areas for project submissions as well as the Canola Council of Canada’s priorities for research and innovation:

CARP project reports can be found on the Canola Research Hub (under CARP research program projects) and on the provincial grower group websites. 

Description

The objective of CARP is to help canola growers increase yield and profitability, reduce production risk and enhance sustainability with effective technology transfer. In order to achieve these goals, 2021 CARP letters of intent (LOIs) are being solicited on behalf of the three provincial canola grower associations.

Eligibility

CARP will consider research in the disciplines of agronomy, genetics and germplasm development, prioritizing those research areas that have been identified through consultation with expert steering groups, the canola value chain and insights from the annual Canola Discovery Forum.

Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has once again expressed interest in participating with the canola grower organizations in potential funding for projects aligned with their research priorities.

Funding Availability

Includes an investment of more than $1.1 million from Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and Manitoba Canola Growers, as well as matching funds from the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), bringing the total investment to over $2.3 million.

Indirect Costs

25%

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Please submit a PDF copy of your application, along with an OR-5 Form to the Office of Research Services (research.services@uoguelph.ca) a minimum of two weeks prior to the award deadline.

External Deadline

Notification and Requests for Full Proposals will be sent to applicants on Monday, October 5, 2020.

How to Apply

This is a two-stage application process:

  1. Letters of Intent (LOI):   Researchers are to submit their LOI directly to the sponsor.  Please use this template for submission of your LOI noting that collaboration with multiple organizations is welcome and encouraged. All submissions should be sent to the attention of Gail Hoskins, CCC Crop Production Administrator and CARP Coordinator at: hoskinsg@canolacouncil.org. Researchers are not required to submit their LOI to the Office of Research for approval before submission to the sponsor, however Researchers are asked to send a copy of their LOI to the Office of Research for information purposes only (no OR-5 required at the LOI stage).  
  2. Full Proposal: Researchers invited to submit a full proposal must submit their full proposal to the Office of Research one weeks in advance of the sponsor's deadline, along with a signed OR-5.

Please use the template below for submission of your LOI noting that collaboration with multiple organizations is welcome and encouraged.

All submissions should be sent to the attention of Gail Hoskins, CCC Crop Production Administrator and CARP Coordinator at: hoskinsg@canolacouncil.org.

For Questions, please contact

Please feel free to contact Gail Hoskins if you have any questions at: hoskinsg@canolacouncil.org

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257
kristin5@uoguelph.ca

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