Please note the Funding Consortium has an online system. All Applicants will need to sign in and register
in the new system. There is a document that can be used as a working copy for your LOI. The
information can then be cut and pasted into the online application form. Applications will be accepted
only through the electronic application system.
Dates for 2014/2015 Call:
June 19th - Call for Letters of Intent opens
September 25th - Call for Letters of Intent closed
October 27th - Invitation for Full Proposals
December 4th - Full Proposal Closed
March 9th - Announcements to applicants
Important Note: Some Members of the Agriculture Funding Consortium will NOT support overhead
costs in approved projects. Only costs that are incremental, justifiable and directly related to the
proposal activity will be considered.
Each of the three Agriculture Funding Consortium members and each of the eleven associate members
are responsible for their own priorities and investment mandate. Information on current areas of
research and development investment is available from the specific member organizations.
For more information about the identities of the members click on the live member’s button.
Selected Research Priorities for 2015
Consortium Application Forms and Instructions:
Electronic Application System
All applications to the Fall Call-for-Proposal must be submitted through the electronic application
system. This process begins with a Letter of Intent (LOI). If the LOI is selected by members of the
Consortium, a Full application will be invited. The full application will be subject to a scientific
technical and strategic review process. Final acceptance for funding will take place in March of the
year following application.
Applicants are required to register on the electronic application system. Keep you password as it will
be required for applications in future years.
The Full proposal applications will be available from Oct each year. Please note, the closing date and
time for both LOI and full applications is final. Computers monitor the timelines and will NOT accept
applications after the deadline. Given the last
minute rush, the Funders STRONGLY
recommend submitting applications two or
three days in advance of the deadline to
avoid system slowdowns and missed
Successfully submitted applications will be
acknowledge by the electronic system. If
you did not recieve e-mail notification
shortly after submitting you should consider
checking the status of your submission.
Why apply now?
All members of the Agriculture Funding
Consortium accept proposals 365 days/year,
HOWEVER, in an effort to maximize
efficiencies, we try to handle the majority
of the proposals during the Fall period. If
you plan to submit a Letter of Intent
outside of the Fall Call, know that it should
be directed to a specific funder, and may
require a specific application form.
Research and Innovation Process Guidelines For
New Templates for Existing Projects and Logos for interim
To streamline processing of projects, the Consortium asks that all
interim reports be sent in electronically. Dates are specified in the
grant contract's schedule A. Report payments will not be made until
reports and income/expenditures statements have
been submitted and accepted.
Early reporting is acceptable. Late reporting will result in late
payment which is not acceptable to some research
Right-click the icon and select "Save Target as..." to
download an Interim Progress Report Form
FOIP and PIPA
All information that is collected, used and disclosed using this application system is subject to and protected
by either the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act or the Personal Information
Protection Act (PIPA).
Fall Call for Research and Development Proposals will reopen in
For your convenience click on either the “LOI
working copy or the Full Proposal Application
for off line use” button below to give you a
template to save your work on your computer.
Then you can just cut and paste sections into
your electronic application. Just click on the
“electronic application” button on the right of
this note pad or on the button below.
Use for Call-for-proposal online system only.
DO NOT submit either document
as an application.
June 19 2014- Letters
of Intent opens on an
Sept 25 2014 -
submitting Letters of
Intent is enforced by
computer. Closes 4:30
Oct 27 2014-
Invitations for full
proposal go out to
Dec 4 2014 -Full
close at 4:30PM
March 9 2015 -
supported Full proposals