Process and Deadlines:
Please note the Funding Consortium has a new online system. All Applicants to the
Consortium will need to sign in and register in the new system. Old passwords and accounts
are no longer supported. There is no link back to applications under the old electronic system.
July 2 2013 – Call-for-proposal begins. Letters-of-intent are invited.
Sept 30 2013 – LOI applications close at 4:30 PM.
Nov 1 2013 – Invitations for full proposal announced to sucessful applicants.
Dec 2 2013 – Full proposal applications close (Sunday at 4:30PM)
March 1 2014 – funding announcements to applicants.
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 twelve 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
For more information about the identities of the members click on the live
Selected Research Priorities for 2013
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
The Full proposal
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 applications.
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.
Operating Guidelines for R & D Funding 2006/2007
(historic reference file) MSWord 68 kb
Interim Reporting For Existing Projects
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. Interim
payments will not be made until interim 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 organizations
Right-click the icon and select "Save Target as..." to download an Interim Progress Report
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.
July 2 2013- Letters of
Intent opens on an
Sept 30 2013 -
submitting Letters of
Intent is enforced by
computer. Closes 4:30
Nov 1 2013-
Invitations for full
proposal go out to
Dec 2 2013 -Full
close at 4:30PM
March 1 2014-
supported Full proposals