OSMA will put a call out for Letters of Intent.  Researchers will then complete the Letter of Intent and submit it by email, fax or mail no later than the submission date given. No exceptions.

The 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

 R & D committee meets to discuss priorities for the upcoming year
 Update website with new priorities
 Notify Board & staff of priorities
Update website with new forms and letters
 Call for Letter of Intent for projects
 Deadline to receive Letter of Intent
 Send Letters of Intent to committee
 Committee meeting to decide on who moves on
 Contact applicants to send in full proposal
 Contact those that weren’t successful
 Deadline for full proposals
 Send out for peer review
 Deadline to have proposals back from peer review
 Committee meets to review projects with peer reviews and determines which ones will 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