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Genome Canada Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative: Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams

Details
Opportunity NameInterdisciplinary Challenge Teams
AgencyGenome Canada
Value$1,000,000 – $3,000,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 4 years
Deadlines
Registration at agency06-30-2022
Virtual information session07-20-2022 at 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Letter of Intent (LOI) due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review08-31-2022
LOI due at SIRI for full reviewTBD
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review09-08-2022
LOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory reviewTBD
LOI due at agency09-15-2022, by 10:00AM
Application due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for full review12-30-2022
Application due at SIRI for full review TBD
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at sciapps@yorku.ca for mandatory review01-09-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory reviewTBD
Application due at agency 01-16-2023, by 10:00AM
Objective

To support the development and application of genomic tools and technologies to mitigate the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions of Canada’s food production systems, thereby ensuring that they are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.

In particular, the Initiative will focus on genomic tools and technologies that will help mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (namely CO2, CH4 and N2O) or enhancing their capture and storage. The initiative aims to:  

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprints of food production and inputs manufacturing. 
  • Enhance carbon sequestration to improve performance, mitigate climate impacts and support healthy ecosystems.  
  • Build resilient, sustainable food systems that reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions.  
  • Result in novel, nature-based solutions and processes that can replace traditional consumptive production processes with sustainable and circular solutions for the environment and economy 

Eligibility
  • This initiative is intended for Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams (ICTs).
  • ICTs are integrated teams of researchers from different disciplines and users who work together to address specific questions, achieve relevant deliverables and, ultimately, reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions of Canada’s agriculture and food systems.

How to Apply

The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (dfrasca@yorku.ca) as soon as possible about their intention to apply.

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to sciapps@yorku.ca, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.


For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)
sbr@yorku.ca

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)
phoebetw@yorku.ca