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Check back regularly for Food from Thought opportunities related to research funding and calls, staff and faculty hirings, research assistantships, and more.

Research Funding Opportunities

2020-22 Digital Agriculture Research Fund

The University of Guelph’s Food from Thought Program, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), invites eligible U of G faculty to submit proposals for two-year projects for the 2020-22 Digital Agriculture Research Fund. This research fund will support research projects up to two years in duration in the following three priority focus areas:

  1. Development of new and innovative digital, data-driven applications, analytics, and decision-support tools for the agri-food sector that make use of, or create, advanced technologies and approaches;
  2. Advancements in, and contributions to, the development of integrated research data platforms and/or databases that allow for, and better support, cross-discipline analyses and large-scale/comprehensive research questions; and,
  3. Research on advancements, best practices, risks, and barriers in the governance and management of agri-food and biodiversity data, including areas such as confidentiality, transparency, accessibility, and standards and regulations, among others.

For full details on this research funding opportunity, please see the Research Alert on the University of Guelph website.

Research Assistantships

Information on Food from Thoughts Research Assistantships can be found on our Students and Training Programs page.

Policy Fellowship Program

Food from Thought funds the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program, which brings together senior policy-makers from government, non-profit and industry organizations for three days of customized meetings at the University of Guelph, providing the opportunity for Fellows to learn about cutting-edge research that can inform important policy decisions and build networks of experts that can advise on emerging needs.

Fellows are senior-level professionals working at the interface between science and policy in areas related to agriculture, agri-food, and biodiversity, including federal, provincial and local organizations working in the regulatory, food production, processing, retail, food security or environmental sustainability and biodiversity sectors.

To learn more about the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program or to express your interest in participating, please visit the Policy Fellowship website.

Staff and Faculty Recruitment

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