Food Safety Research Program
This program offers funding for research that will further Ontario's food safety system.
Program status: This program is currently closed.
The Food Safety Research Program is an open, competitive research fund which enhances food safety in Ontario through innovative research. The program addresses the Ministry's Emergency Management Research Theme which seeks to lessen the frequency and impact of agri-food emergencies. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) strives to fund demand-driven research that has ready receptors in policy, programs or the marketplace.
Since 2001, the program has allocated over $10 million to 114 projects at different institutions, resulting in:
The Food Safety Research Program addresses the Ministry's Emergency Management Research Theme. Research needs specific to food safety have been identified in three priority areas for the 2017-18 call. Applicants' research should address at least one specific research need within one of these three priority areas:
The Food Safety Research Program gives funding to researchers with demonstrated capacity to perform quality research from:
Applicants outside the province of Ontario can apply but must indicate how their proposed research will benefit Ontario's agri-food sector and rural communities.
Note: you are ineligible to apply as Lead Applicant if you are:
For questions about the program contact:
For questions about the Research Management System contact:
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