Deadline: 10 April 2019
Weston is seeking Letter of Intent (LOIs) for its Seeding Food Innovation Grants Program 2019 to provide seed funding for interdisciplinary research or technology development that help accelerate solutions to sustainable food challenges.
To provide seed funding for innovative transdisciplinary research whose goal is to safely increase the production of food and other agricultural products, that will feed and nourish the growing population in ways that are environmentally, economically as well as culturally sustainable.
A maximum of $250,000 over up to two years per project.
- The Companies are only able to accept Letters of Intent (“LOI”) and Proposals from institutions (or individuals affiliated with and applying through or on behalf of institutions) that are Canada Revenue Agency qualified donees in Canada.Funds can also be used to support the Canadian portion of collaborations with members from other geographies.
- One of the priorities of this funding opportunity is to encourage and foster interdisciplinary research partnerships. As such, they must include one or more team members from other partner organization(s). Partnerships might include academic institutions/schools, not-for-profit organizations, public or private sector organizations or any combination of these.
- Up to 10 team members may be added to each project. Applicants must explain the role and expertise of each team member and include a description of any cash/in-kind contributions from any non-academic partners. Interdisciplinarity is generally viewed as an asset. All applications will be judged on the meaningfulness and appropriateness of the partnerships.
- A LOI submitted pursuant to this Program does not need to be approved by the relevant institution on whose behalf or through which the LOI is being submitted. However, any Proposal submitted pursuant to this Program must be approved by the institution on whose behalf or through which the Proposal is being submitted.
How to Apply
There are two stages in the application process:
- Letter of Intent (LOI)
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit http://www.weston.ca/en/Application.aspx