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Upcoming Funding Opportunity

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges – Genomic Solutions. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in Spring 2015 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.

This funding opportunity will be aimed at supporting projects focused on using genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities of importance to Canada’s natural resources, including interactions between natural resources and the environment, thereby contributing to Canada’s bioeconomy and the wellbeing of Canadians. The scope of this funding opportunity will include 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.

Applicants will need to demonstrate how their proposal holds high potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period and that these deliverables will be subsequently translated into significant social and/or economic benefits within as short a timeframe as possible following the conclusion of the project, taking into consideration what is reasonable for each sector.

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.

Through this Competition, Genome Canada will provide funding for multiple projects ranging in budget from $2 million to $10 million, over a term of up to four years. Genome Canada will support up to one-third of the total cost of any one project, while the balance must be secured through co-funding.

Applicants will be required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre. The application process will be comprised of three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application. Based on a Spring Competition launch, the deadline for Registrations is currently set for August 10, 2015.

Those interested in applying from Atlantic Canada can contact Andy Stone, Director of Business Development, Genome Atlantic. Those from outside Atlantic Canada can contact their regional Genome Centre.

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