Genome Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a Request for Applications (RFA) on June 20th, 2012, seeking proposals for projects in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
The major objectives of this RFA 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; and, (2) provide broad access of these new Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community.
Two categories of proposals will be considered which should address real world challenges and currently recognized needs in the field:
Large-Scale Applied Projects (LAP), with duration of up to three years, will tackle large-scale, complex problems with direct applicability to genomics. This longer term funding is intended to allow multi-disciplinary teams to develop robust, user-friendly tools needed by the genomics research community. Projects will be awarded $250k - $500k Genome Canada / CIHR funds which need to be co-funded at a ratio of 1:1.
Small-Scale Innovative Projects (SIP), with duration of up to two years, will allow researchers to investigate small-scale, innovative or transformative ideas with the potential for being disruptive. Projects will be awarded $125k - $250k Genome Canada / CIHR funds which will not require co-funding.
Applications should encourage the involvement of researchers from a variety of other disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, statistics and mathematics.
Application Material and Relevant Links:
Full Application forms â€“ due September 17, 2012 â€“ submit via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
â€¢ Full Application form for LAPs [click here]
â€¢ Full Application form for SIPs [click here]
â€¢ Full Application Budget and Co-funding Appendix (for LAP and SIP) [click here]
â€¢ OGI - Financial Guide - BCB 2012 Full Application [click here]
â€¢ Full Application Review Criteria â€“ see Appendix 1 of the RFA or [click here]
â€¢ Download all Application Material in office 97-03 format [click here]
Large-Scale Applied Projects
â€¢ $4M total funding available to fund at least 8 projects
â€¢ $250k-$500k GC/CIHR funds per project
â€¢ up to 3 years duration
â€¢ 1:1 co-funding required
Small-Scale Innovative Projects
â€¢ $2M total funding available to fund at least 8 projects
â€¢ $125k-$250k GC/CIHR funds per project
â€¢ up to 2 years duration
â€¢ NO co-funding required
Note that in this competition Genome Canada will place a great emphasis on the potential ability of the proposed research to lead to benefits for the research community. Applicants should carefully read the evaluation criteria for each type of project which differ significantly.
|June 20, 2012||Launch of Request for Applications (RFA)|
|July 20, 2012||Registration due date - Genome Centres|
|July 23, 2012||Due date for eligible registrations â€“ Genome Canada|
|July 27, 2012||Applicants notified by Genome Centres of eligibility of Registration|
|September 17, 2012||Deadline for Full Applications to OGI for friendly review; no signatures required at this point|
|October 5, 2012||Return of full applications and friendly review feedback to Applicants|
|October 31, 2012||Deadline for completed and signed Full Applications to OGI, for OGI to add the Genome Centre signature|
|November 2, 2012||Deadline for Full Applications to Genome Canada|
|Mid-January, 2013||Review committee meeting|
|Late January, 2013||Decisions by Genome Canada and Partners|
|Early February, 2013||Notification of Decision|