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Information Session: Genome Canada’s Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition 2018

April 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location:3230B Herzberg Laboratories
Key Contact:Veena Ravichandran
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 ext. 2616

The Competition                     

Genome Canada is launching a Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) competition in June 2018, the focus of which will likely be agriculture, agri-food and fisheries/aquaculture, similar to LSARP 2014 (see here). While the competition parameters are still being finalized, Ontario Genomics and Carleton University wish to alert potential applicants of this pending competition so application preparation and networking can begin without delay.

Based on past LSARP competitions, projects will likely need to be: large scale applied scientific or GE3LS (social science/humanities pertaining to genomics) projects that focus on using genomic approaches within the agriculture, agri-food and fisheries/aquaculture sectors; include end users as part of the project teams; be multi-disciplinary (science and social science/humanities); and have a total 4-year budget between ~$2M-$8M+. Co-funding will be required and project deliverables will need to lead to social and/or economic benefits to Canada.

Caitlin Taylor (, Senior Manager, Research and Business Development, at Ontario Genomics will be available after the info.session if you want to discuss potential projects.  This early contact will increase your project teams’ chances to prepare eligible and highly competitive applications for this rigorous application process, including early identification of collaborators, end users and co-funding sources.

Caitlin will be available for 1:1 discussions with faculty members on their specific project ideas and proposal development. Please email Veena Ravichandran ( to schedule a time-slot for you. This will be done on a first-come- first-served basis.

Agenda 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Welcome remarks by Andrea Lawrance, Interim Director, CORIS
  • Genome Canada’s Large Scale Applied Research Program competition- success tips by Caitlin Taylor
  • Q & A session