February 2, 2015 – 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
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
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 onethird
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.
For more information, contact your regional Genome Centre.