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: Sep 24, 2012
Sponsor's: Oct 01, 2012

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. 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.

The major objectives of this RFA are to (1) support the development of next generation Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools and methodologies that will be required by the research community to deal with the influx of large amounts of data produced by modern genomics technologies; and, (2) provide broad access of these new Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community. Large-Scale Applied Projects (LAP), with duration of up to three years, will tackle large-scale, complex problems with direct applicability to genomics. This longer term funding is intended to allow multi-disciplinary teams to develop robust, user-friendly tools needed by the genomics research community. Projects will be awarded $250k - $500k Genome Canada / CIHR funds which need to be co-funded at a ratio of 1:1.

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.

Only those applicants successful at the pre-application stage will be asked to submit a full application. Applications must be submitted through one of the regional Genome Centres for review prior to submission to Genome Canada. Applications must address the evaluation criteria established for the competition and be presented on the appropriate application and budget forms. A final check for eligibility and, if required, relevance to targeted areas will be carried out.


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: Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

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