Call for proposals: Discovery Frontier grant for large-scale integration of ‘omics data

May 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

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We noted this call for proposal in an area of interest for our blog:

Got an idea on how to advance big data science in genomics research? It could earn you $1.5 million per year for four years from the Discovery Frontier research grant.

A collaborative initiative from Genome Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) aims to establish Canada as a leader in the global challenge of effectively managing and analyzing of genomics data.

There is an immense amount of data generated by genomics research across the life sciences. What is lacking are the tools and methodologies needed to effectively mine, access and analyze these vast quantities of genomic information, and to integrate it with other data sets.

To address this issue facing the global research community, NSERC, Genome Canada and CIHR will award one Discovery Frontier grant through their call for proposals. The applicant chosen will receive a total funding of $1.5 million per year for four years for direct research costs, as well as $1 million from the CFI for costs related to infrastructure with an added 30 per cent towards eligible operating and maintenance costs of the infrastructure. The CFI will fund a maximum of 40 per cent of the total infrastructure costs.

The call also aims to tap into the expertise of NSERC’s funded researchers in fields that include mathematics, statistics and computer science, to support the development of tools and methodologies to integrate current complex data sets.

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