Genome Canada, together with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects which focus on the application of genomics in Canada’s natural resources and environment sectors.
This funding opportunity builds on the complementary mandates of Genome Canada and NRCan and provides an opportunity to bring together and maximize the effectiveness of the research communities, infrastructure, and resources supported by both organizations.
The scope of the competition will include areas such as genomics research related to energy, mining, forestry, water stewardship, healthy oceans, wildlife management/conservation and bioproducts that help conserve natural resources, protect the environment and support sustainable resource management. It also includes the use of genomics to understand the adaptive genetic potential of species, populations and ecosystems to climate and other environmental changes and stressors, and identify those key elements that impact ecosystem structure, function and diversity.
Each proposal will be reviewed for eligibility at each stage of the application process. The following criteria will be used:
- Does the proposal respond to the objectives of the Genome Canada competition?
- Does the proposal include genomics approaches as essential components in terms of importance to the overall outcomes of the project?
- Does the proposal include GE3 LS research either as the major focus or as an integrated component of the project?
- Is the proposal of a scale and scope such that it is able to address challenges requiring a genomics approach, be internationally competitive and have the potential to have major impact?
Visit the Genome Alberta website for more information on eligiblity and how to apply.