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  • BioCanRx Funding Opportunity

    Code :
    Organisator : BioCanRx (BioCanRx )
    Year : 2016


    BioCanRx has set the next intake date for funding applications in its rolling, open call process. BioCanRx builds on past and ongoing investments in the area of cancer biotherapeutics that have a clear path to, or are ready for, clinical trials. They are strengthening Canada's ability to translate the unfolding promise of immune-based cancer therapies into benefits for patients.
     
    BioCanRx is ready to hear about your project at anytime, but have set intake dates to work with the meeting dates of our Research Management Committee (RMC). 


    Important Date:
    The next intake deadline is November 9, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. EDT

     


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  • Can-SHARE New Initiatives Program - Call for proposals

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    Organisator : Can-SHARE (Can-SHARE )
    Year : 2016


    The goal of the Can-SHARE “New Initiatives” program is to improve human health by promoting new ideas and solutions for responsible data sharing in genomics.  Funding is available for projects aligned with Can-SHARE’s objectives, including projects that:

    • Improve human health via effective and responsible sharing of medical genomics data;
    • Develop guidelines or frameworks for sharing clinical and/or genomic data;
    • Establish standards or protocols for secure international transmission, storage, and analysis of genomic data;
    • Develop international policy and harmonization guidelines that assure the privacy and confidentiality of clinical or clinical genomic data.


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  • GE3LS Network in genomics and personalized health

    Code : GC
    Organisator : GEL3S (GC )
    Year : 2016
    Duration : 3 years



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  • 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Genome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2015
    Duration : 2 years


    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, i.e., agriculture, energy, environment, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, human health and mining.


    The major objectives of this funding opportunity are to:

    1. 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

    2. Provide broad and timely access of these new Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community





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  • CHMS Biobank: Call for proposals

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    Organisator : ECMS (ECMS )
    Year : 2015


    From November 1 to December 31, 2015, Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Biobank for use in health studies. 


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  • Genome Canada competition - Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges - Genomic Solutions

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2015
    Duration : 4 years


    On June 4, 2015, Genome Canada launched a new funding program that solicits proposals on 'Natural resources and the environment: Sector Challenges –Genomic solutions’.

     

    The application process will require a mandatory registration and will comprise a pre-application followed by a complete application. After receipt and evaluation of the pre-applications, Genome Canada, will invite applicants to submit a full application.

     

    To better prepare for this program, Génome Québec will also proceed to a friendly (not selective) external evaluation of pre-applications before submitting them to Genome Canada. All candidates will receive feedback, including on gaps and areas for improvement. 


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  • Genome Canada competition : Disruptive Innovation in Genomics

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2015


    On June 11, 2015, Genome Canada launched the 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics (DIG) Competition.

     

    This funding opportunity is aimed at supporting projects focused on the development of disruptive innovation in the field of genomics, which for the purpose of this competition is defined as a new genomics-based technology or the application of an existing technology from another field, applied to the field of genomics, that is truly transformative in that it has the potential to either displace an existing technology, disrupt an existing market or create a new market. A disruptive innovation offers the capability to do things not previously possible and is not an incremental improvement of an existing technology.


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  • Genomics Innovation Network (GIN)

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2014
    Duration : 2 years


    On May 29th, 2014, Genome Canada has launched a new competition to support the establishment of a network called Genomics Innovation Network (GIN) with the goal to facilitate an environment that allows innovation centres across Canada to collaborate and harness their collective power for the advancement of genomics research in Canada. Individual innovation centres that are successful in receiving Core Operating Support funds through this competition will become founding members (Nodes) of the GIN.

     

    The mission of the GIN will be to create a mechanism for the Nodes across Canada to work together collaboratively, which will also aid in providing the highest quality genomic technologies and advice to the research community. Each Node will provide researchers access to high throughput genomic technologies such as DNA sequencing, RNA expression, protein identification and quantitation, and metabolomics, as well as new method and protocol development, data analysis and bioinformatics. Each Node will also assist researchers in the development of research proposals by providing advice on appropriate technologies, study design, data analysis and bioinformatics that improve the quality of the research.


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  • Genome Canada competition - Genomics and feeding the future

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2014
    Duration : 4 years


    On June 16, 2014, Genome Canada launched a new funding program on Genomics and feeding the future. The application process will require a registration and will comprise a pre-application followed by a complete application. After receipt and evaluation of the pre-applications, Genome Canada will invite applicants to submit a full application.

     

    To better prepare for this program, Génome Québec will also proceed to an external evaluation of pre-applications before submitting them to Genome Canada. All candidates will receive feedback, including on gaps and areas for improvement. 


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  • CQDM - EXPLORE Program - Call for proposals

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    Organisator : CQDM (CQDM )
    Year : 2013


    The main goal of the CQDM Explore program is to support new unconventional and highly innovative research projects that could strongly impact the drug discovery process.


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  • Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research.

    Code : GC
    Organisator : (GC )
    Year : 2013


    Genome Canada, along with its partners, is pleased to announce the Discovery Frontiers: Advancing Big Data Science in Genomics Research funding opportunity. Discovery Frontiers (DF) grants—a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) program—support a limited number of large international activities, opportunities or projects that are of high priority in the context of advanced research in Canada.


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  • Application of Genomic Tools to the Detection and Surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2012


    The objective of the Application of Genomic Tools to the Detection and Surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes Request for Applications (RFA) is to support research that will demonstrate how genomics-based research/technologies can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to detection and surveillance of Listeria.

     

    The current RFA is being run under the auspices of Genome Canada'a Emerging Issues Program that supports projects that are reactive and responsive to emerging issues of high importance, both nationally and internationally. An emerging issue has been defined as an unanticipated issue, which has newly arisen or suddenly increased in importance, and requires urgent/immediate attention and timely resolution (e.g. SARS, C. difficile).

     

    It is expected that one consortium will be funded to carry out this research. It is anticipated that the consortium will consist of teams of scientists from academia paired with scientists from the CFIA and possibly other Government departments and agencies working in partnership with the Genome Canada-funded Science and Technology Innovation Centres (STICs) or other Canadian sequencing centres.


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  • CQDM Québec-Ontario 2012 / Call for proposals

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    Organisator : CQDM (CQDM )
    Year : 2012


    CQDM is pleased to announce the launch of a new funding program for joint projects between Quebec and Ontario. The main goal of this funding program is to strengthen biomedical research in Quebec and in Ontario by the alignment of scientific and business resources and expertise. Ontario and Quebec are well recognized for the excellence of their research and their capacity to innovate. The collaboration will allow the two provinces to capitalize on their respective strengths and to foster innovation and competitiveness in the life sciences sector.

     

    The deadline for the submission of letters of intent is September 24th, 2012.

     

    For additional details, please refer to the CQDM Website (www.cqdm.org).

     


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  • Genome Canada 2012 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

    Code : GC B/CB
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2012


     This request for proposals comprises two categories of projects:

     

    1. Large scale Applied projets (LAPs): 3 years large-scale multidisciplinary teams tackling complex problems with direct applicability to genomics. The maximum request to Genome Canada is $500,000 with 50% of the requested funding that must be obtained from other sources. For project lead by Quebec researchers, Génome Québec will contribute 35% of the total budget.  Please contact Génome Québec for further information about co-funding.

     

    2. Small scale Innovative projects (SIPs): 2 years small-scale, innovative and transformative projects with a maximum from Genome Canada of $250,000 with no co-funding required.

     

    Given the smaller scale of the SIPs, Génome Québec particularly encourages young investigators bringing innovative ideas to apply to this competition.

     

    Please email the registration forms to Génome Québec (signed registration form-PDF format and Appendix I-suggested reviewers-Excel format) at concoursgcbioinfo2012@genomequebec.com

     

    Deadline July 20, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

     

    Registration is mandatory to submit a proposal in this competition.


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  • Genomics and Personalized Health

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2012


    Through this partnership Genome Canada will implement an important element of its Strategic Plan (2012-2017) and CIHR will launch its Personalized Medicine Signature Initiative. This strategic partnership will build on the complementary mandates of Genome Canada and CIHR and provide an opportunity to maximize the effectiveness of the research communities, infrastructure and resources supported by both organizations.

     

    In the context of this competition Personalized Health can be seen as a more evidence based approach to decision making both with regards to health maintenance and disease interventions. There is a spectrum of activities that span what is referred to as the molecular medicine continuum from health maintenance and disease prevention, through early detection, to treatment of disease and disease prognosis (see Fig. 1). This approach relies upon an increasing knowledge of the underlying risk factors, causes, and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis as well as an understanding of the influence of environment, behaviour and lifestyle on the onset and outcomes of the disease state.


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  • Québec Vert Competition

    Code : QCVT
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2012
    Duration : 2 years


    On May 12, 2011, Génome Québec launched the Québec Vert competition. The aim of this competition was to fund pilot projects that will use genomics to solve issues related to ecosystems health. On March 9, 2012, the three winning projects were announced.


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  • Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics (EEG) Program

    Code : EEG
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2011
    Duration : 3 years


    Launched on February 1, 2011 the EEG pilot program aims to provide Canadian genomics researchers with assistance to facilitate the conversion of their discoveries into commercial successes. If the selected projects deliver the expected benefits, they will form the basis of an ongoing national program.

    The competition associated with the EEG program called on experts in scientific and technological commercialization to recommend innovative approaches that could help Genome Canada-funded researchers enhance their entrepreneurial skills.
    Proposals had to be submitted by a Canadian business school, preferably in partnership with one or more organizations or businesses working in a relevant area.

    Genome Canada received nine projects, two of which came from Québec. On July 11, 2011, the winners were contacted with the results. One Québec project was selected.


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  • International collaborations

    Code : CI
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2011
    Duration : 1 year



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  • Large scale applied research project competition (LSARP)

    Code : PRAG
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2010
    Duration : 3 years


    In May 2010, Genome Canada launched the 2010 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition, for large-scale research projects focused on the application of genomics research such that there would be a high potential for benefits for Canada (with an emphasis on economic benefits) to be realized or initiated before the end of the project. The competition included funding for projects targeting the areas of forestry and the environment, designated the Targeted Competition, as well as funding for projects targeting Genome Canada's other strategic sectors (agriculture, fisheries and human health), designated the Multi-Sector Competition.

     

    Results were announced on March 25, 2011.


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  • CIHR Genome Canada pediatric competition

    Code : IRSP
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2010
    Duration : 2 years


    In July 2010, Genome Canada launched the Advancing Technology Innovation through Discovery (ATID) Program. This joint collaborative program was developed by Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bring together Genome Canada-funded Science and Technology Innovation Centres (STICs) with Canadian researchers to focus on applying the latest genomics technologies to identify the genetic causes of childhood diseases. This funding opportunity will specifically focus on diseases where such identification can be achieved rapidly with the potential for important novel biological, clinical and commercial discoveries. Results were announced on February 22, 2011.


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  • ABC competition

    Code : ABC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2009
    Duration : 4 years


    In April 2008 Genome Canada launched a competition focused on applied genomics research in two themes 1) bioproducts and 2) crops.

    Bioproducts Theme
    Research projects sought under this theme had to employ genomic and proteomic approaches to understand and manipulate the underlying biological processes exploited in the production of economically viable and environmentally sustainable bioproducts. The following three areas were targeted: Feedstock Optimization, Microorganisms for Sustainable Processing Technologies, and Value Added-Bioproducts.

    Crops Theme
    Employing genomic and proteomic approaches, the research proposed was required to foster an improved understanding of systems that govern plant growth, development and performance. Funded projects cultivate a comprehensive understanding of the genetic and physiological factors that contribute to the underlying biological processes of Canadian crops. The following three areas were targeted: Basic Plant Genomics, Application of Plant Genomics, and Agriculture and Food Production Sustainability.


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  • Genomics research in human health - general stream

    Code : GSHG
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2009
    Duration : 3 years


    On October 8, 2009, Génome Québec launched competitions designed to support and foster research projects in the area of genomics.

    On October 12, 2010, Mr. Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Génome Québec President and CEO Mr. Jean-Marc Proulx announced the winning research projects.


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  • Genomics research in human health - translational stream

    Code : GSHT
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2009
    Duration : 3 years


    On October 8, 2009, Génome Québec launched competitions designed to support and foster research projects in the area of genomics.

    On October 12, 2010, Mr. Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Génome Québec President and CEO Mr. Jean-Marc Proulx announced the winning research projects.


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  • PRIVAC competition

    Code : PRIV
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2009
    Duration : 3 years


    The PRIVAC program was established by Génome Québec with a contribution from the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation. The PRIVAC program goal is to finance mixed private-academic genomics research projects.


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  • Pilot projects GQ

    Code : PP1
    Organisator : Génome Québec (GQ )
    Year : 2009
    Duration : 2 years


    On October 8, 2009, Génome Québec launched competitions designed to support and foster research projects in the area of genomics.

    On October 12, 2010, Mr. Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Génome Québec President and CEO Mr. Jean-Marc Proulx announced the winning innovative research projects.


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  • Technology development competition (DEVTECH)

    Code : DEVT
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2006
    Duration : 2 years



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  • Competition III

    Code : CMP3
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2004
    Duration : 4 years


    In July 2004, Genome Canada launched Competition III, in an effort to support world-leading genomics and proteomics research at the highest level of scientific excellence.

    Results for Competition III were announced on August 25th, 2005 and $346 million was invested in 33 projects.


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  • Applied Human Health GC

    Code : AHH
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2003
    Duration : 3 years


    In May 2003, Genome Canada launched the Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health Competition aimed at funding proposals focusing on the development and application of genomics and proteomics tools to improve the prediction, prevention and treatment of human disease for individuals and populations.

    Results for Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health Competition were announced on April 13, 2004.


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  • Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health

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    Organisator : (GC )
    Year : 2003
    Duration : 2 years


    In May 2003, Genome Canada launched the Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health Competition aimed at funding proposals focusing on the development and application of genomics and proteomics tools to improve the prediction, prevention and treatment of human disease for individuals and populations.

    Results for Applied Genomics and Proteomics Research in Human Health Competition were announced on April 13, 2004 - and $123 million was invested in 14 innovative and exciting research projects.


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  • International Consortium Initiative (ICI)

    Code : ICI
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2002
    Duration : 2 years


    In order to be eligible for an ICI, the following criteria must be met:

    • The project must have clear international visibility.
    • The project must be led by a Canadian researcher whose major research activities will be in Canada.
    • The proposed project must involve an international consortium usually with some form of governance in which the funders will have a proportionate seat on the Board, based on the level of their financial commitment.
    • The project should be for a minimum of $50M over three years with other partners committing at least 75% of total costs.

    The scale, scope and complexity of ICIs require significant input from Genome Canada, working with the scientists and other key stakeholders, in both the development of the proposal and the on-going governance and oversight.

    Projects meeting the above criteria will be accepted at any time and reviewed on a "one off" basis through a joint peer review process developed by the funding partners.

    The final decision regarding commitment of Genome Canada funds will be made by the Board of Directors of Genome Canada.

    Funding

    Funding for ICI proposals can occur in two stages, namely:

    1. Support for an initial International Workshop to develop the full proposal (to a maximum of $50,000), and

    2. Funding of the full ICI, where the total funding is a minimum of $50M over three years, with Genome Canada contributing a maximum of 25% of total eligible costs.

    At this time Genome Canada does not have funds to support additional ICI proposals. Funds are available, however, for a limited number of workshops. The future ability of Genome Canada to fund ICIs is predicated on the raising of additional funds for genomics and proteomics research. As such, applicants are working "in good faith" in anticipation that Genome Canada will be successful in securing new funding.

    Application Process

    Applicants who are interested in submitting applications for ICI funding must contact Genome Canada and one of the six Genome Centres to initiate the application process. Genome Canada and the Genome Centre(s), involved with a particular ICI will actively communicate with the applicants concerning the application and will keep each other informed with respect to the progress of the application.

    Letter of Intent (LOI)

    Following the initial contact and expression of interest the applicant(s) must submit a Letter of Intent to Genome Canada. Genome Canada’s Science and Industry Advisory Committee (SIAC) will assist in the review of the LOIs, providing advice to Genome Canada staff on the:

    • strategic importance of the proposed area(s) of research,
    • potential for impact in Canada,
    • potential for sustained leadership, by Canadian scientists in the field, and
    • inclusion of experts and other groups working in the area of proposed research.

    Those applications that demonstrate the potential to pursue the development of a full ICI proposal will be offered administrative support and funding (to a maximum of $50,000) to hold an international workshop. The goal of the workshop is to bring together international and Canadian stakeholders (researchers and funders) to:

    • validate and confirm the potential and capacity for a Canadian-led ICI,
    • identify additional participants and funders, and
    • initiate the development of a proposal.

    Submission of a Full Proposal

    Genome Canada staff will work closely with the applicants, and the Genome Centre(s), as they develop their ICI proposals providing advice on programmatic issues, governance and funding. Genome Canada and Genome Centre staff will simultaneously engage in discussions with other potential funders and assist in determining appropriate governance structures, funding models, and in some cases, collaborate with funders in developing a joint peer review process.

    The general review criteria for ICI projects are consistent with those established for other Genome Canada competitions. If appropriate, a joint peer-review process with potential funding partners will be undertaken, with the peer review recommendations submitted to each funding agency for consideration. In some cases each participating agency may undertake an independent review and decision regarding its financial commitment to the particular ICI.


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  • Competition I

    Code : CMP1
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2001
    Duration : 4 years


    On April 4, 2001, Genome Canada announced its first investment (Competition I) of $136 million to support 17 large-scale research projects and five science and technology platforms across the country with applications in health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, the environment as well as the social, legal and ethical aspects of genomics.


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  • Competition II

    Code : CMP2
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2001
    Duration : 3 years


    On July 19, 2001, Genome Canada announced the beginning of a second national competition (Competition II) aimed at funding several large-scale genomics research projects and their related science and technology platforms.

    Results for Competition II were announced during the first week of April 2002 - and $155.5 million was invested in 34 projects.


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