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 accepting applications at this time. Only applicants who are successful at the letter of intent stage will be invited to submit a full proposal. The next call for proposals is expected in fall 2016.
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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.
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:
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For questions about the Research Management System contact:
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