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: Feb 20, 2012
Sponsor's: Feb 27, 2012

Subject Areas: 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. The Genome Centres are responsible for selecting which projects to put forward to Genome Canada. Once projects are approved Genome Centres have the lead in ensuring their effective management and monitoring.

Refer to the Request for Applications (RFA) 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition ?Genomics and Personalized Health? for more details. Only applicants who submit a registration that is deemed eligible will be allowed to submit a Pre-Application. Information from eligible Registrations (i.e., name of project leader(s), lead institution, title of project, research areas and keywords) will be posted on the Genome Canada Website to facilitate the identification of areas of potential synergy between applications from across the country so that applicants could consider engaging with other researchers on a common project. This will also make possible the exchange of required information between project teams and Genome Canada?s Science and Technology Innovation Centres.

Application Details:

The objectives of the Large-Scale Applied Research Projects Program are to: Generate discovery of knowledge in genome-related areas, and Translate the knowledge into practical applications of benefit to Canadians. 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.

The deadline for submission of the Registration Form to a Genome Centre is February 27, 2012. Registrations submitted directly to Genome Canada in the absence of the support of one of the Genome Centres, will NOT be accepted. Registration forms must be submitted in electronic format to a Genome Centre. Type must be single-spaced, with top and bottom margins of a minimum of 1.7 cm and left and right margins of a minimum of 2.5 cm. Type font Arial 11 point must be used. Because the proposals may be reviewed by international reviewers, only English submissions can be accepted.


NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Patton,Justin

Sponsor Contacts:

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