Open Competitions

OGI seeks to connect members of the scientific community with funding and award opportunities for research, commercialization, training and education.

2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (BCB)

Category: Research
Deadline: November 2015
Total project Value: Up to $250,000

2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP)
Natural Resources and the Environment

Category: Research
Deadline: August 2015
Total project Value: $2-10M project*

Genome Canada’s Disruptive Innovations in Genomics (DIG)

Category: Research
Deadline: September 2015
Total project Value: Phase 1: Up to $250k – Phase 2: Up to $3M*

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Category: Research / Commercialization
Deadline: Rolling
Total project Value: Up to $6M*

SPARK Program

Category: Research
Deadline: May 28, 2015
Total project Value: Up to $25k

Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF)

Category: Commercialization
Deadline: January 14, 2016
Total project Value: Up to $100k/project

*Projects above this maximum will be considered – Please see specific competition information.


Ongoing Competitions

These are ongoing competitions. Please note that the deadline for registration is passed

Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC)

This Funding Opportunity is to create the consortium structure for the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC), one of CIHR’s Roadmap Signature Initiatives. Epigenetics is the study of changes in the regulation of gene activity and expression that are not dependent on alterations in gene sequence. Epigenetics provides a compelling model for how environmental influences throughout life can have long-long effects on human health. Visit the Genome Canada website or ResearchNet for more information.
Ontario Genomics Contact: Meredith McLaren

Sharing Big Data for Health Care Innovation: Advancing the Objectives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), have launched a request for applications focused in the area of data sharing.
This competition aims to support a single pan-Canadian program that will develop a strategy for the responsible, secure and effective sharing of genomic and clinical datasets across Canada and the world. The resulting framework will accelerate health research and improve patient care. The successful program will involve a broad range of stakeholders and support the activities of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.
Ontario Genomics Contact: Meredith McLaren

Stand Up 2 Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team

Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada), together with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) with support from CIBC, Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC), Genome Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), is pleased to announce that up to $22.6 million CAD is available to fund two separate cancer research Dream Teams to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research to bring new treatments from the laboratory to patients faster. Funding for this research is provided by these SU2C Canada collaborators and from the SU2C telecast which aired on September 5 and appealed to the Canadian public to pledge support for cancer research, awareness and education. Visit the Genome Canada or AACRCanada websites for more information.
Ontario Genomics Contact: Meredith McLaren