2014 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future *amended July 31, 2014


Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI)


2014 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future


*Deadlines amended July 31, 2014

Genome Canada launched a Request for Applications (RFA) on June 16, 2014, and is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects which focus on the application of genomics in the area of Agri-Food and Fisheries and Aquaculture. The competition will be a partnership with Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF). This competition aims to support projects focused on using genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities related to global food safety, security and sustainable production, and thereby contribute to the Canadian bioeconomy and the well-being of Canadians.

Note that in this competition Genome Canada will place strong emphasis on the potential ability of the proposed research to lead to benefits for Canada (with an emphasis on economic benefits)


  • Genome Canada funds can be awarded to researchers and scholars affiliated with the following institutions and organizations:        Canadian post-secondary organizations and their affiliated institutions including hospitals and research institutes;
  • Canadian non-federal government departments or agencies and not-for-profit organizations (including community or charitable organizations) with an explicit research or knowledge-translation mandate.

Research teams may include as co-applicants international, private sector (for-profit organizations), or federal laboratory scientists. However, Genome Canada funding is restricted to work performed within Genome Canada eligible institutions, i.e., Genome Canada will not support research to be undertaken outside Canada, in for-profit organizations or in federal laboratories, except for costs incurred based on a reasonable fee-for-service arrangement or contract.

Funding Availability

  • There is up to $30 million available for this competition through Genome Canada with an additional $5 million available from Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF).
  • At least 60% of the requested funding for eligible costs for each project must be obtained through co-funding from other sources.

Maximum Project Value

Genome Canada will invest a minimum of $600,000 to a maximum of $3.3 million in an individual project (i.e., with the maximum investment from Genome Canada, plus the required co-funding, a total investment of more than $10 million per project is possible)

Indirect Costs

No indirect costs are required on the amount requested from the Funders; however, indirect costs may apply on amounts requested from sponsors/partners (sources of co-funding).

Internal Deadline

to the Office of Research Services: Please submit your Full Application Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

Applicants who submitted an OR-5 Form at a previous stage in the competition will NOT be required to resubmit a new OR-5 Form at the Full Application stage.

External Deadline


Applicants who submitted an OR-5 Form at the Registration stage will NOT be required to resubmit a new OR-5 Form at the Full Application stage.

Information for Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least 10 days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

The OGI Program Officer assigned to your proposed project

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