OSMA Announces a Call for Research Proposals in 2015

The Application period is now Closed. 

The OSMA Research Committee is currently reviewing letters of intent received.  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.

Phone: 519-836-0043   

Background Information

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



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 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