PROCESS & TIMELINES

OSMA Announces a Call for Research Proposals

The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for research that aligns with its current Research Priorities.  It is open for sheep-related research across Canada

Letters of intent are due no later than January 30th 2015. 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.

Read Full Press Release Here 

 Priorities:
  • Animal Health
  • Nutrition   
  • Marketing, Product Quality and Economics
  • Genetics
  • Reproduction and Production Systems
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Animal Welfare
For Full Priorities Click Here. 

Forms

Letter to Researchers

OSMA Research Priorities

Letter of Intent Application 

To Apply:

To apply please fill out the letter of intent application above:
Email to jcraig@ontariosheep.org
Fax to 519-836-2531
Mail to: Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
130 Malcolm Road
Guelph, ON
N1K 1B1 

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


Background Information

Researchers are to complete the Letter of Intent and submit it by email, fax or mail no later than January 30, 2015. No exceptions.

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

OPEN

Deadline to receive Letter of Intent

JANUARY 30, 2015

Send Letters of Intent to Research Committee

 

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