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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Genome BC (Aquaculture)

Genome BC has announced a new program focused on Aquaculture:  http://www.genomebc.ca/research-programs/opportunities/current-and-upcoming/cofasp-marine-biotechnology-joint-transnational-call-jtc-2016-aquaculture/

The scope of this Call Topic will include:
(i) Development of biotechnological tools and methods to understand and improve important traits for genetic improvement primarily through selective breeding, and
(ii) Development and application of biotechnological tools to develop efficient methods in production of sterile fish.

The call is made possible through collaboration with the European Commission ERA-NET partners: ERA-MarineBiotech (ERA-MBT; http://www.marinebiotech.eu/)<http://www.marinebiotech.eu/>  and the Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing (COFASP; http://www.cofasp.eu/). These consortia of national funding bodies are seeking complementarities between national activities to pool resources to undertake joint funding of transnational projects in the areas of Marine Biotechnology, and Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood, respectively.

As a partner in the call, Genome BC has set aside $300,000 CDN (~€200,000) over three years to fund BC participation in successful transnational projects.  Projects must be multinational in nature and include researchers from at least two other partner countries (3 countries minimum).  Partner countries include: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Romania, Turkey, Estonia and Canada.  Genome BC contribution is not to exceed 20% of total project budget.

More information on the call can be found on the call, including eligibility criteria for BC participants, can be found on the Genome BC website: http://www.genomebc.ca/research-programs/opportunities/current-and-upcoming/cofasp-marine-biotechnology-joint-transnational-call-jtc-2016-aquaculture/ and associated links.

Interested researchers are urged to act quickly as pre-registration is mandatory and must be concluded by April 22, 2016 at 13:00 CET.

The full proposal must be submitted by June 20, 2016 at 13:00 CET.

Interested researchers are strongly encouraged to use the partnering tool<http://www.cofasp.eu/node/96> on the COFASP website to build up a project consortium.

For further information, contact Rachael Ritchie, DPhil |Director, International Partnerships | Genome British Columbia | Suite 400 - 575 West 8th Avenue Vancouver BC V5Z 0C4 Canada | Office: 604.637.4379 | Cell: 604.561.0002 

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