Genome Canada has announced a Request for Applications for the Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program. This program aims to facilitate collaborations and dialogue among researchers and other key stakeholders to ensure effective and responsible translation of innovative genomics applications into sectors capable of transformation by genomics advances.
This program will support teams of researchers from diverse disciplines to address issues at the intersection of genomics and society. Research teams of at least three researchers from different disciplines investigating the advancement, adoption, evaluation, and governance of genomics research are encouraged to apply.
Proposal Focus Areas
Stream 1: impacting the human health sector
Stream 2: impacting the agriculture/agri-food and/or aquaculture/fisheries sectors
Stream 3: impacting the natural resources (forestry, energy, mining) and/or environment sectors
Please see the following Ontario Genomics website for further details on the funding program:
Value of Award: $500K to $1M
Award Period: Up to 4 years
Funding Proviso: The contribution from Genome Canada must be between $500,000 and $1,000,000 and the amount of co-funding from eligible sources must be at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution.
|May 16, 2019||Draft Registrations due to Ontario Genomics (OG)*|
|May 27, 2019 – 10 AM||Final Registrations due to OG|
|May 30, 2019||Eligible Registrations due to Genome Canada|
|June 27, 2019||Draft Full Application due to OG|
|August 23, 2019 – 10 AM||Final Full Applications due to OG|
|September 11, 2019||Full Applications due to Genome Canada|
|Mid-November, 2019||Review Committee meets (including meetings with applicants)|
|December 2019||Notification of Decision|
Internal Notice of Intent:
The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca (firstname.lastname@example.org), Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.
Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (email@example.com) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
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