OMAFRA 2015-2016 New Directions Program Call For Letters Of Intent




New Directions Research Program.

For More Information

Visit the New Directions webpage: 


Research Priority Areas:

  • Soil Health and Carbon Sequestration
  • Preparing Rural Infrastructure for a Changing Climate
  • Antimicrobial Resistance


Public and Private Sector Applicants with capacity to perform quality research in the program priority areas are invited to apply.

Maximum Project Value

$200,000 maximum allowed including the 25% indirect costs.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Up to three years

Special Notes

PRE-submission Consultation 

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Conference Centre 3, a Webex option is available.
Attendance: in person or by Webex
To register: contact Emil Smolders ( or 519-826-4199) and indicate if you will join in person or by  webinar.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal electronically thru the Research Management System (RMS), and email a signed OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Apply using the OMAF and MRA Research Management System (RMS) electronic system and send your OR5 form by email to

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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