Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that Genome Canada, together with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), has launched a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2018 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition “Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture”.
The Competition aims to support projects that have the potential to provide new approaches that can improve disease and pest resistance in our crops, livestock and fish, increase our understanding of soil and aquatic microbiomes, and improve our ability to monitor and assess wild fish populations.
Successful projects will use genomics to advance the sustainability, productive capacity and competitive position of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food & fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and thereby strengthen Canada’s economy and the well-being of Canadians. Research that examines the implications of genomics in society, such as factors that may facilitate or hinder the effective translation of research and the uptake of genomic-based applications, will also be supported as part of the Competition.
Value of Award
$1M to $7M
Up to 4 years
The contribution from Genome Canada must be between $1 million and $4 million, and the amount of co-funding from eligible sources must be at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution. If applicable, the contribution from AAFC must be between $0.5 million and $3 million.
Ontario Genomics will be hosting an informational Webinar on June 28th, 2018 at 1:00PM to address any questions on this funding opportunity.
|June 28, 2018, 1:00PM||Informational Webinar – information to come shortly|
|August 7, 2018||Draft Registrations due to Ontario Genomics (OG)*|
|August 14, 2018||Final Registrations due to OG|
|August 16, 2018||Eligible Registrations due to Genome Canada|
|September 14, 2018||Draft Pre-Applications due to OG|
|November 8, 2018||Draft Full Application due to OG|
|November 15, 2018||Pre-Applications due to Genome Canada|
|Late January 2019||Pre-Application Results|
|February 28, 2019||Draft Full Application due to OG|
|March 29, 2019||Final Full Applications due to OG|
|April 11, 2019||Full Applications due to Genome Canada|
|Late May 2019||Review Committee meets (including meetings with applicants)|
|Late June 2019||Notification of Decision|
For further details on this funding program, please click here.
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