GlycoNet Call for Proposals 2022


 Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence 

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the GlycoNet website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans in health. Areas of focus for GlycoNet in Cycle II (2020–2024) are cancerchronic diseasesinfectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

GlycoNet funds projects along the following research innovation continuum: translational research and development, clinical engagement, technology development, and knowledge and technology exchange and exploitation (KTEE).

Funding Programs

Clinical Partnerships

These grants offer funding opportunities for clinicians to validate glycomics data from clinical studies. Maximum request: $50,000 for one year. Download PDF Request For Proposals.

Translational Grants

These grants further advance/translate projects with proof of concept and protected IP. Maximum request: $150,000 for one year, 1:1 matching required. Download PDF Request For Proposals.

Strategic Initiatives

These grants fund partner-led initiatives to advance a partner challenge. Maximum request: $150,000 for one year, with possibility of one year renewal, 1:1 matching required. Download PDF Request for Proposals.

International Partnerships

GlycoNet has formalized a partnership with Academia Sinica to co-fund collaborative research between two entities. These grants fund projects that involve at least two groups, one in Canada and one in Taiwan. GlycoNet will fund research conducted in Canada, while Academia Sinica will fund research conducted in Taiwan. Projects require at least a 1:1 matching and must be completed within 12 months. Download PDF Request for Proposals.


See each individual funding program 'Request for Proposals' for eligibility requirements.

Maximum Project Value

See each individual funding program 'Request for Proposals' for maximum project value.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

One week prior to submitting to sponsor: Applicant to submit a copy of application and complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

These are rolling competitions. Applicants can submit their proposals when they are ready. Competitions will be offered on a quarterly basis and will depend on funding availability. Please check the website for the next deadline.

Potential applicants must register by email to Claude Larrivee Aboussafy ( Please provide the project title, anticipated budget request, a 500-word (maximum) summary of the project, and list of investigators involved in the project. This information can be modified when the application is submitted although the overall focus must remain the same. Upon registration, applicants will receive instructions for completing the application. 

For Questions, please contact

Claude Larrivee Aboussafy (

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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