Funding Opportunities

OGI seeks to connect members of the scientific community with funding and award opportunities for research, commercialization, training and education. Follow the links below for more information on new opportunities and active competitions, and check back often for new postings and updates.



New Opportunities Category Deadline Maximum Award
2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP) – Natural Resources and the Environment Research August 2015 33% of a $2-10M project
Sharing Big Data for Health Care Innovation: Advancing the Objectives of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Research January 15, 2015 $1.5M
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Research / Commercialization Rolling $2 million
Stand Up 2 Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team Research December 8, 2014 $10.6M
Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) Research January 12, 2015 $2M
2014 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP) Research August 11, 2014 $35 million total
Membership to the Genomics Innovation Network And Core Operations Support Funds Research August 1, 2014 $2 million
Rapid Genomics Response to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Research June 5, 2014 $500,000
SPARK Program Research October 20, 2014 Up to $30k
Pre-commercialization Business Development Fund (PBDF) Commercialization September 29, 2014 Up to $100k/project


New Opportunities Category Deadline Maximum Award
Blueline Drug Target Program Research August 29, 2014 $150,000 for one year
Applied Livestock Genomics Program, ALGP2 Research June 5, 2014 Up to $500,000 per project
Quebec-Ontario Cooperation for Agri-Food Research Competition Research September 16, 2014 Up to $250,000
OCE-CQDM Life Sciences R&D Challenge Research January 6, 2014 Up to $3 million CDN
CQDM/CIHR collaborative funding program in personalized medicine Research June 27, 2014 $750,000
IDRC-funded small projects: Applications of DNA Barcoding Research February 3, 2012 $30,000
Autism Speaks - Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships for 2012 Training November 30, 2011 $28,000
New Directions Research Program Research September 22, 2011 Up to $200,000 per project
Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium - Epigenomics Platform Research September 29, 2011 Up to $13,500,000
Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium - Catalyst Grant Research September 30, 2011 Up to $1 million
Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium - Priority Announcement in Epigenetics on the Fall 2011 Fellowship Research October 3, 2011 $550,000
DOE JGI Community Sequencing Program (CSP) Microbial Sequencing Proposals Research October 3, 2011 TBA
Ontario-Israel Call for Proposals (CFP) Collaborative R&D Projects Research October 31, 2011 Up to $300,000
Call for Proposals for Ontario (Canada)-India Collaborative R&D Projects Commercialization November 14, 2011 Up to $300,000
Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) for life science companies Commercialization Rolling Application $1 million
MaRS - List of Funding Programs, Awards and Prizes Available to Life Sciences Companies Commercialization Variable Variable
Canada-California Collaborative Cancer Stem Cell Resource and Technology Platform Network (or C4Resource) Research TBA TBA
International Strategic Opportunities Program (ISOP) Research Rolling Application $150,000
Health Technology Exchange (HTX) Commercialization Rolling Application $100,000 - $15 million
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund: Emerging Technology Program Research / Commercialization Rolling Application $1 million
MITACS Accelerate Masters and PhD Student Internship Program Training Rolling Application $15,000 / 4 months
NSERC Prizes Prize Variable Variable
NSERC Grants Research Variable Variable
CIHR Funding Research Variable Variable