Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: UP TO $5M
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 08, 2010
Sponsor's: Jul 15, 2010

Subject Areas: Diagnostics And Early Detection, Environmental Sustainability, Forestry and Woodlands, Biodiversity, Pollution, Forestry, Genomics

Genome Canada is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects which focus on the application of genomics research such that there is a high potential for benefits for Canada (with an emphasis on economic benefits) to be realized or initiated before the end of the project. Proposals must be of a scale and scope that they cannot readily be funded at internationally competitive levels through other mechanisms.

Eligible applicants must submit proposals at every application stage through a Genome Centre and it is the responsibility of the Centre to determine which projects to put forward. A brief Registration form must be submitted through a Genome Centre and will be used to provide early guidance to Genome Canada on elements such as who is applying, what they are planning to do, research areas, approximate budgets, relevance to targeted areas and suggested reviewers. The forestry and environment sectors are of great importance to the economy of Canada. Genomic tools can be used to preserve, protect and enhance environmental quality as well as natural resources such as Canadian forests. While applications could address just one of these sectors there are many interrelationships between the two and it is anticipated that research proposals could address opportunities and/or problems that impact both sectors.

Application Details:

Genome Canada requires that at least 50% of the requested funding for eligible costs be obtained through co-funding from other sources. The application process is comprised of three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application. All applicants must identify and address key ethical, economic, environmental, legal and/or social aspects relevant to the genomics research (GE3LS) being proposed as part of the overall research plan.

Only applicants who submitted a registration that was deemed eligible will be allowed to submit a Pre-Application. For the Pre-Application applicants will be asked to submit through a Genome Centre a short description of the proposed research including an integrated GE3LS research plan. Brief benefits to Canada, management and financial (including budget and proposed co-funding) sections will also be required. Applications must address the evaluation criteria established for the competition.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy

Sponsor Contacts:

MaRS Centre, Heritage Building
101 College Street, Suite HL50
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
416 977-9582