The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is soliciting Letters of Intent (LOI) for projects that form the basis of GlycoNet’s Cycle II Renewal application. A summary is provided below.
- To fund projects that involve two or more research groups in different disciplines
Areas of focus for the GlycoNet in Cycle II (2020-2025) are antimicrobials, chronic diseases (including diabetes and obesity), neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.
Applications that address at least one of the listed gaps/research themes are of interest:
- Medicinal chemistry optimization of hits identified in high-throughput screens in GlycoNet Cycle 1 projects
- Health economics analysis of glycomics-based therapeutics
- Glycomics-based approaches to improved protein therapeutics and biologics
- The role of glycans in immunology, including both innate and adaptive immunity
- Assembly, use, and immunological aspects of glycans in the gut microbiome and impact on health
- Role of glycans in animal health and welfare
- Clinical advancement of glycomics-based projects via the formation of partnerships
- Primarily address the gaps identified in the GlycoNet research themes (and be targeted to the role/use of glycans in reducing the economic burden and/or treatment of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or cancer
- Must have multi-disciplinary teams involving researchers
- Lead to tangible deliverables by the end of the project, leading to disease treatment or diagnosis
- Present a knowledge mobilization plan to communicate results to partners and stakeholders
- Demonstrate a 1:1financial match with partner funding; at least 50% of the matching funds should be cash
- Provide information on the number and type (i.e., undergraduate, graduate student, PDF, etc.) of expected Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) trained each year of the project
- Demonstrate equity, diversity and inclusion within the project team and its activities
- List the desired type of professional development training that GlycoNet could provide to HQP, for example, lab rotations, communication and writing skills improvement, etc.
Note: Potential applicants must register by providing the project leader’s name and contact information to Karli Buckle (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 3, 2018. Upon registration, applicants will receive detailed instructions for completing the LOI in the GlycoNet Forum.
Projects will be funded up to a maximum of $200K/year and require a 1:1 financial match with partner. Therefore, the total project budget with GlycoNet funding and matching contributions would be a maximum of $400K/year.
Registration due at agency – July 3, 2018
Submission of LOI to ORS – July 26, 2018
Submission of LOI to agency – August 9, 2018 by 23:59 PST
Submission of full application to ORS – January 18, 2019
Submission of full application to agency – February 1, 2019 by 23:59 (PST)
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