Call for LUARS Agricultural Research Capacity Development Program - Applications Due November 30, 2023

The Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) is pleased to announce another call for proposals through the LUARS Agricultural Research Capacity Development Program.

Specific priority areas have been identified for this competition. While applications from outside these areas will be accepted, priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following topics:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and the circular economy
  • Increase of farm lands and farm viability
  • Agricultural research and knowledge transfer co-developed with Indigenous communities
  • Soil health
  • Agri-business

Research projects that are based at LUARS and address the emerging regional research needs of the economy of Northwestern Ontario will receive priority.

Eligibility: The LUARS Agricultural Research Capacity Development Program is open to all full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members.

Grants AvailableUp to $50,000 total per project will be available for projects ranging from 1-3 years. Projects that leverage matching funds from industry and community organizations are highly encouraged. Both cash and in-kind contributions will be considered eligible for matching.

Funds may be used to support the following:

1.    Research expenses, including supplies, materials, equipment, and travel;

2.    Stipends or salary support for the training of students; and

3.    Organization of workshops and conferences involving community partners with the goal of expanding LUARS-relevant research.

Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2023

All applications must be submitted through the Romeo Research Portal. Additional details and requirements can be found here.