GlycoNet - Request for Proposals - Translational Funding 2015



For More Information

See the GlycoNet website


**Urgent: Potential applicants must register by email to Jennifer Hicks ( by Friday, July 17, 2015. Upon registration, applicants will receive the application form**

The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans (carbohydrates) in health. Areas of focus are therapeutic proteins & vaccines, antimicrobials and chronic disease, in particular diabetes & obesity, genetic diseases involving errors in glycan metabolism, and cancer. Additional information about Network research can be found at

A key goal of GlycoNet is the translation of research advances into novel products for treating disease. Accordingly this Request for Proposals seeks to fund more mature projects needing Network support to de-risk and advance them to a state at which translation is possible.


This RFP has two stages, Phase I and Phase II. Projects can apply for either Phase I or Phase II funding. Those funded at Phase I can subsequently apply for Phase II after successful completion.

Both Phase I and Phase II projects should:

  • Be aligned with one of the GlycoNet research themes (see
  • Be multidisciplinary and involve at least two research groups.
  • Be protected at least by a provisional patent.
  • Be accompanied by a commercialisation plan provided by the Technology Transfer Office of the Project Leader’s Institution.

For Phase I

  • Have a clear endpoint, successful completion of which would attract a potential partner.

For Phase II

  • Be sufficiently developed that successful completion of the project would position it for a significant commercial outcome such as entry into a clinical trial, new venture creation or licensing.
  • Involve a partner that is providing in-kind and-or cash support in a ratio of at least 1:2 (i.e., for every dollar provided by a partner, GlycoNet will provide two dollars)


This opportunity is open only to individuals eligible to hold Tri-Council funds; i.e., the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

An individual may serve as the Project Leader on only one Translational Funding application and may not be involved in more than two Translational Funding applications. Simultaneous application for Phase I and Phase II funding for the same project is not allowed.

Funding Availability

GlycoNet has set aside up to $1,500,000 for this competition

Maximum Project Value

Proposals may request up to $200,000 in funding for Phase I and up to $300,000 for Phase II.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

It is anticipated that projects will be completed within 12 months; justification should be provided for longer funding periods.


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

Internal Deadline

to Office of Research Services: Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to by September 4, 2015. No OR-5 form is required at the time of registration.

External Deadline

to sponsor: 3 a.m. EST Sunday, September 13, 2015

How to Apply

Potential applicants must register by email to Jennifer Hicks ( by Friday, July 17, 2015. Upon registration, applicants will receive the application form

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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