Upcoming Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3) Info Session

Monday October 15, 2018 1:00pm to 2:30pm
UC 441 - Information Session
Monday October 15, 2018 2:30pm to 4:30pm
UC 429 - One-on-One Consultation Sessions

RSVP to Gregor Lawson lawsong@uoguelph.ca by Oct. 11, 2018


Take advantage of the opportunity to meet Ontario Genomics in advance of an exciting program launch, for the upcoming Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3). This regionally-focused program, delivered in partnership with the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC), will provide funding for Proof-of Concept (PoC)-stage projects that will deliver genomics-derived solutions for industry-identified challenges within the Ontario agriculture and agri-food sector.

Key parameters of the program are included below:

  • Project Size: $375,000 – $500,000 total project budget; smaller projects of at least $150,000 will be considered if they are well-justified and still meet the review criteria
  • Co-funding: 1/3 of the total project budget must be obtained from eligible sources including the Industry Lead. A minimum of 1/6 of the total project budget must be in the form of cash obtained from the Industry Lead.
  • Project Stage: PoC-stage projects with clear implementation plan;
  • Project Term: three-year funded PoC and implementation within two years thereafter

Competition Timeline



Week of October 1, 2018

RFA launch

10:30am on Oct 12th, 2018

Informational Webinar

November 12, 2018 (By 9am EST)

Deadline for submitting registrations – eligibility screening stage

November 21, 2018

Eligibility notification

January 10, 2019 (By 9am EST)

Deadline for submitting applications

April 2019

Notification of decision to applicants

July 1, 2019

Anticipated start date for successful projects

A full program guide is available on the Ontario Genomics website.


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Information session

Location: University Centre 441 (UC 441)

  • Elaine Corbett, Senior Manager, Business Development & Research, Ontario Genomics
  • Kelly Hunter, Research and Business Development Manager, Ontario Genomics

Researchers will learn more about the competition and how to work with partners and Ontario Genomics to position a research project for success from application stage through implementation.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  One-on-one consultation sessions

Location: University Centre 429 (UC 429)

Researchers can book a 20-minute consultation session with Ontario Genomics in advance via Research Innovation Office.  We recommend booking your session soon.

Researchers will have an opportunity to meet individually with  Elaine Corbett and Kelly Hunter from Ontario Genomics to discuss their potential projects. This early contact will increase your project teams’ chances to prepare eligible and competitive applications for the program, including early identification of collaborators, end users and co-funding sources.

20-minute consultation sessions are available after the information session from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in University Centre (UC) Room 429.

To RSVP to the Information Session or to book a one-on-one consultation, please write to Gregor Lawson lawsong@uoguelph.ca, referencing the “Ontario Genomics RP Information Session”, by Oct. 11, 2018.

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