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2020 LSARP Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment

On January 30th, Genome Canada officially launched the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. Additional information and competition documents can be found posted to our website:


Brainstorming workshops

In order to support the research community in conceiving and developing competitive proposals for the competition, we are pleased to offer our support in organizing and hosting brainstorming workshops for specific project topics or research themes that would be applicable to the natural resources area. We strongly encourage all interested applicants to get in touch with Genome Alberta as soon as possible – and no later than February 14th –  to aid us in hosting the meeting well in advance of the due date for Registrations of March 2, 2020. Please reach out directly to myself, Niall Kerrigan, Senior Program Officer, with a rough outline of the project idea/theme area, stakeholders you would like involved, and a couple of date options for hosting the meeting in February.


Detailed competition calendar and internal deadlines

Registration and Pre-application

  • Deadline for Registrations and Activity Sheet to Genome Alberta: Monday March 2nd, 2020
    • 2-hour Strategic Whiteboard Sessions March 5 – 9, 2020
  • Deadline for DRAFT pre-applications to Genome Alberta: Thursday April 9th, 2020
  • Deadline for FINAL pre-applications to Genome Alberta: Thursday April 30th, 2020
    • Notification of results of pre-application evaluation: Late July 2020

Full Application

  • Deadline for DRAFT full application to Genome Alberta: Tuesday September 8th, 2020
  • Deadline for FINAL full application to Genome Alberta: Thursday October 1st, 2020
    • Interview with applicants: mid-November 2020
    • Final funding decisions made: mid-December 2020
Agency Name: 
Genome Alberta
Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
Grant Amount: 
$3,000,000 maximum, $1,000,000 minimum
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, February 24, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: