New Directions Research Program
This program offers funding for research that stimulates the sustainable growth and competitiveness of Ontario's agri-food, agri-business and rural sectors.
Program status: This program is not currently accepting applications.
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The purpose of the New Directions Research Program is to stimulate the sustainable growth and competitiveness of Ontario's agri-food and agri-business sectors, and to strengthen rural communities. The development of new and alternative products provides potential to increase the diversification of agriculture. New knowledge and new technologies help Ontario's agri-food and agri-business sectors address challenges, expand market opportunities at home and abroad, and support thriving rural communities
Priorities for this program can shift annually and reflect key opportunities and challenges facing the agri-food sector and rural communities.
Researchers with demonstrated capacity to perform quality research from the following organizations can apply:
Applicants outside the province of Ontario can apply but must indicate how their proposed research will benefit Ontario's agri-food and agribusiness sectors and rural communities.
Note: you are ineligible to apply as Lead Applicant if you are:
* researchers who register in the RMS with a Research Office need
to allow time for their internal approval process
For questions about the program contact:
Stacy Favrin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 519-826-5178
For questions about the Research Management System contact:
For more information: