PROCESS & TIMELINES

OSMA Announces a Call for Research Proposals in 2015

The Application period is now Closed. 

The OSMA Research Committee is currently reviewing letters of intent received.  Full proposals will be solicited in March with the target of having proposals approved by June 2015.

It is important to note that projects will be ranked accordingly on the following criteria:

  • Ability to fall within current OSMA priorities.
  • Ability to leverage funds.
  • Ability to communicate your research results and conclusions.

Questions?
Email: jcraig@ontariosheep.org
Phone: 519-836-0043   


Background Information

The Research Committee will review the Letters of Intent and notify the applicants that they would like to see a Full Proposal form.

Once the Full Proposals are received they will be sent out for Peer Review. Based on those results the committee will determine which projects to fund. All applicants will be notified whether their project was successful or not.

Research Project Schedule

Activity

Progress

R & D committee meets to discuss priorities for the upcoming year

DONE

Update website with new priorities

DONE

Notify Board & staff of priorities

DONE

Update website with new forms and letters

DONE

Call for Letter of Intent for projects

CLOSED

Deadline to receive Letter of Intent

CLOSED

Send Letters of Intent to Research Committee

DONE 

Research Committee meeting to decide on which projects move on

 

Contact applicants to send in full proposal

 

Contact the projects that weren’t successful

 

Deadline for full proposals

 

Send out for peer review

 

Deadline to have proposals back from peer review

 

Research Committee discusses. Determine which projects proceed for Board approval

 

Full proposals to Board with a summary

 

Deadline for Board approval

 

Notify applicants

 

OSMA prepares contract for applicant

 

Send out two copies of contract to applicant for signature

 

Signed contract back to OSMA

 

Cover letter, signed contract, cheque advance to applicant