Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ontario Research Fund competition includes support for SC research

From the Programs & Funding page of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation: Global Leadership Round in Genomics & Life Sciences (GL2) Competition Overview. Excerpts:
The Ontario Research Fund - Global Leadership Round in Genomics & Life Sciences (GL2) promotes research excellence in Ontario by supporting transformative, internationally significant research in genomics and gene-related areas of research. International collaboration is strongly encouraged for projects submitted to this competition.

The competition provides an opportunity for the province to fund truly transformative research and build on an area where Ontario researchers have demonstrated world-leading strength.

The Ontario Research Fund - Global Leadership Round in Genomics & Life Sciences competition focuses on scientific excellence and strategic value to Ontario, and targets leading-edge, large-scale research initiatives.

The minimum support provided by the GL2 to a project is $3.5 million.
What’s eligible for funding?

The Ministry encourages collaborative, transformational projects across institutions from the following areas:

* Genomics and Genomics-related research (human health, plants and animals)
* Stem cell research
* Proteomics research
When is the deadline for proposals?

The deadline for Notices of Intent is June 15, 2009.
The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2009.

1 comment:

  1. See also: Ontario scientists to get $100 million boost by Monya Baker, The Niche, May 5, 2009. Excerpt:
    For each project selected only one-third of the funds can come from the provincial government, with a maximum award of CAN$3.5 million. The rest must come from the private sector and the institution.