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

Grant Amount: UP TO $25K FOR 3-6 MOS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: May 21, 2015
Sponsor's: May 28, 2015

Subject Areas: Genomics

With the SPARK program, the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) seeks to provide catalytic funding for high-impact, high-risk and/or early-stage technology development in genomics sciences. OGI will provide individual awards of up to $25,000 to be used for short duration (3-6 months) research projects performed in Ontario (at academic, industry or other institutions). Awarded projects will be focused on discrete, unique and transformative technology development relevant to genomics, with outcomes enabling follow-on investment for further research or development.

The overall goal of the SPARK 2015 program is to catalyze new research directions and increase the competitiveness of Ontario research and its life sciences sector. The major objective of SPARK 2015 is to support the development of disruptive innovations using genomics, which can come in the form of a new technology or the use of an existing technology to: displace a currently-used technology or to transform or create a new market. SPARK 2015 is intended to encourage collaboration between different fields and disciplines and will likely appeal to those who embrace the inter-disciplinary approach.

Application Details: All applications must be submitted electronically to no later than 4 pm on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Note: Please submit application as a single PDF and reference SPARK 2015 in the subject line of the e-mail.INDIRECT COSTS ARE NOT LEVIED ON THIS PROGRAM
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: Moxey,Laura

Sponsor Contacts:

MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave, Suite 490
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
416 977-9582