Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is seeking proposals for research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics. Proposals with applications across all of Genome Canada’s sectors are welcome. These include agriculture & agri-food, fisheries & aquaculture, forestry, energy, environment, human health and mining.
Genome Canada has identified B/CB as a priority area with the goal to create an environment that supports the creation and evolution of enhanced B/CB tools and methodologies. In August 2015, a B/CB Advisory Committee struck by Genome Canada and CIHR released a consultative version of a Strategic Framework for the future of B/CB in Canada. This competition builds on Genome Canada’s 2012 B/CB competition, also in partnership with CIHR, and seeks to advance the objectives of the proposed B/CB national strategy.
Ontario applicants will be required to apply for funding through Ontario Genomics. Ontario Genomics has launched a Request for Applications (RFA), and is seeking proposals for research projects which focus on B/CB. If you are interested in applying for this competition, please contact Meredith McLaren at email@example.com to discuss further details.
The major objectives of this Request for Applications (RFA) are to:
- 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,
- provide broad access of these new Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community.
Please see the Ontario Genomics website for further details on the funding program.
Internal Notice of Intent
All researchers planning to submit a Registration Form are first required to submit the Registration Form to Maheen Hasan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Office of Research Services by November 20, 2015.
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Application Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and the Dean’s signatures. To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to ORS ten (10) working days prior to the final submission date.
Submission to ORS: November 20, 2015
Draft Registrations due to Ontario Genomics: November 30, 2015
Final Registration due to Ontario Genomics: December 9, 2015
Eligible Registration due to Genome Canada: December 11, 2015
Draft Full Application due to Ontario Genomics: TBD
Final Application due to Ontario Genomics: TBD
Full Application due to Genome Canada: March 4, 2016
Notification of Decisions: June, 2016
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