2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture


Genome Canada


Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP)


This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in June 2018 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.

This funding opportunity aims to support projects that will demonstrate how genomics research can be translated into solutions that advance the sustainability, productive capacity and the resulting competitive position of the Canadian agriculture/agri-food and fisheries/aquaculture sectors and thereby contribute to the Canadian bioeconomy and the well-being of Canadians.

Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that will be positioned for translation into valuable tools or improved policies and practices within the sectors.

Funding Availability

There is approximately $30 million available for this competition from Genome Canada.

Maximum Project Value

There is no maximum budget for this competition, however, projects must have at least $2 million in total budget. Genome Canada Investment will range from $1 million to $4 million per project. A project's eligible costs must be co-funded from eligible sources such that the co-funding is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution. 

Project Duration

Projects over a term of up to 4 years will be considered. 

How to Apply

The application process will be comprised of three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application. Based on a June 2018 Competition launch, the deadline for Registrations is expected to be in August 2018.

Details regarding the 2018 LSARP Competition will be published on the Ontario Genomics website as soon as they are available.  In the meantime, please reference The Request for Applications from the 2014 LSARP – Genomics and Feeding the Future, as well as a list of projects funded in that competition.

For Questions, please contact

Caitlin Taylor, Senior Manager, Research & Business Development at ctaylor@ontariogenomics.ca 

Margaret Love, Roving Managing Assistant
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x55026

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