How to Qualify for Food Safety Research Program
The Food Safety Research Program is an annual competitive proposal opportunity open to industry, academics and not-for-profits who would like to pursue a research project in one of the program priorities. The Food Safety Research Program will provide up to $150,000 in funding as a Canadian government grant to support winning projects.
The Food Safety Research Program: Company Eligibility Criteria
Applicants who are eligible for government funding from this program are:
- Business and industry
- Colleges and universities
- Government – municipal, provincial (non-Ontario) and federal
- Non-government organizations
- Research institutes and foundations
The Food Safety Research Program: Eligible Projects
Eligible projects for the Food Safety Research Program must be from 3-6 months in length, research focused, and fit with the annual program priorities. Program priorities are associated with the following categories:
- Economic analysis
- Threat identification and prioritization
- Detection and surveillance
- Pathway analysis
- Prevention and control of disease
The Food Safety Research Program: Eligible Expenses
Expenses that are eligible for Canadian government grants funding through the Food Safety Research Program include:
- Salaries for trainees – graduate students, summer students, post-docs
- Contract technicians and staff; self-funded staff
- Research supplies and disposables
- Knowledge transfer costs – workshops and communications materials
- Publication costs – journals
- Research station fees (University of Guelph only)
- Equipment leases and purchases – portion of cost applicable to working life for project duration.
- Travel related to the project or to conferences where project information is presented
The Food Safety Research Program: Canadian Government Grants Funding Amount
Funding from this Canadian government grants program provides up to $150,000 to winning applicants. Funding will be allocated as 75% towards project overhead costs and 25% towards direct operating costs. It is expected that the applicant will provide both cash and in-kind contributions to support the overall cost of the project. Costs that occur in excess of the project budget will not be funded by the Food Safety Research Program.
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