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Request for Applications for the 2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition

2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP)

Natural Resources and the Environment:
Sector Challenges - Genomic Solutions

The Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) is pleased to announce the Genome Canada Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition “Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges - Genomic Solutions”.

This competition aims to support applied research projects focused on using genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities of importance to Canada’s natural resources and environment sectors, including interactions between natural resources and the environment, thereby contributing to the Canadian bioeconomy and the well-being of Canadians.

Scope
The scope of this funding opportunity includes areas such as genomics research related to energy, mining, forestry, water stewardship, wildlife management/conservation and bioproducts that help conserve natural resources and protect the environment. It also includes the use of genomics to identify key elements that impact ecosystem structure, function and diversity. Note that studies focusing on human health as impacted by the environment or projects focused on producing food or food supplements for human or animal consumption are not eligible for support in this competition.

Funding
There is approximately $26 million available for this competition from Genome Canada. Support will be provided for projects ranging in total size from $2 million to $10 million, and at least 67% of the requested funding for eligible costs for each project must be obtained through co-funding. Successful individual projects will be awarded funding for a term of up to four years.

Eligibility
Genome Canada funds can be awarded to researchers and scholars affiliated with the following institutions and organizations:

  • Canadian post-secondary organizations and their affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes
  • Canadian non-federal government departments or agencies and not-for-profit organizations with an explicit research or knowledge-translation mandate.

Research teams may include as co-applicants international, private sector, or federal laboratory scientists. However, Genome Canada funding is restricted to activities performed within Genome Canada eligible institutions.

Have questions? Join us for a webinar
on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 1:00-1:30 pm.

Registration deadline and further information:
The RFA, application documents and further information can be found here. Please note that draft Registrations are due to OGI on July 13, 2015.

If you are interested in applying for this competition, please contact Kim Flock atkflock@ontariogenomics.ca to discuss further details. Please feel free to distribute this announcement to anyone in your network who may be interested in this opportunity.