2013-14 Call for Letters of Intent Closed - Food Safety Research Program
The Call for letters of Intent is now closed. Only applicants who are successful at the letter of intent stage will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Applicants to the Food Safety Research Program first submit a Letter of Intent, outlining their proposed research. Review committees evaluate the Letters of Intent and OMAF and MRA projects that most closely align with program priorities are invited to submit a full proposal. This invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee funding.
Full proposals are evaluated by both peer reviewers and review committees. Applicants whose full proposal is selected for funding will be notified by email. Funding is then contingent on the applicant (or applicant's organization) signing an agreement with the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario and on the applicant's compliance with all the terms and conditions in the agreement.
Who May Apply
We invite colleges, universities, research institutes, hospitals, industry, commodity groups, government agencies and private sector partners with demonstrated capacity to perform quality research to submit a Letter of Intent. Applicants outside the province of Ontario are eligible but must clearly indicate how their proposed research will benefit Ontario's food safety system. Researchers who have received funding from OMAF and MRA, but have failed to submit their required reports, are not eligible for funding under this program until OMAF and MRA has received and approved the outstanding reports. Staff from Ontario Provincial Ministries cannot apply as Lead Applicant to the Food Safety Research Program.
Research Priorities for the 2013-14 Call
The Food Safety Research Program addresses the Ministry's Emergency Management Research Theme. The following five priorities under this theme were addressed by the 2013-14 Call:
Click here for more details about the research priorities for the 2013-14 Call.
How to Apply
Researchers apply using the Research Management System (RMS), OMAF and MRA's on-line system for managing and administering Ministries'-funded research programs.
If you already have a RMS username and password, click here to log in to your Researcher Workbench to access the Call documents and application form.
If you don't have a username and password for the RMS, you need to register to get one:
Note: The RMS does not allow submission of applications after the deadline.
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