GlycoNet Alberta Partnership Projects

The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that focuses on the role of glycans (carbohydrates) in health. Areas of focus are antimicrobials, chronic diseases, diabetes & obesity, rare genetic diseases, and the development of glyco-based therapeutic proteins and vaccines. Additional information about Network research can be found at

The funding for this request for proposals (RFP) is being provided by Alberta Innovates (AI) and seeks to support Alberta-based projects that will lead to tangible benefits to the Province. This includes intellectual property, startup companies, processes, products, services, policies and/or clinical practice guidelines that can be developed with Partners and/or Stakeholders. Given the source of funding, only investigators located in the Province of Alberta are eligible to apply for funding through this RFP. Investigators from outside of Alberta can be involved in projects, but must support their own activities through other sources of funding.

Potential applicants must register by email to Karli Stein ( by January 7, 2019. Upon registration, applicants will receive detailed instructions for completing the full proposal in the GlycoNet Forum. A complete registration includes the project title, a brief project description, a list of investigators and partners involved in the project, and an anticipated budget request (including matching funds, which do not need to be confirmed at the time of registration).

Proposal Submission & Deadline
Proposals must be submitted through the GlycoNet Forum by 23:59 (PST) on February 8, 2019. Before review, GlycoNet Management will conduct a review of the proposal to ensure compliance with evaluation criteria. If a proposal is missing critical information, the applicants will be requested to provide the missing information within 48 hours, then re-submit through the GlycoNet Forum. If the proposal is not updated as requested, it will be eliminated from the further review. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the GlycoNet Research Management Committee and/or GlycoNet  Commercialization Committee and externally with final approval by the Board of Directors.

Questions about this opportunity can be sent to

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Penny D'Agnone
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All projects must be completed within one year (12 months). Projects will be funded up to a maximum of $100,000/year and require 1:2 matching as outlined above. Therefore, the total project budget with GlycoNet funding and matching contributions would be a maximum of $150,000/year. Securing additional matching will allow the project budget to increase above $150,000/year. Projects requesting less than the maximum amount will be considered. We anticipate approving up to seven proposals with a funding start date of April 1, 2019.
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Friday, February 8, 2019
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Natural Science
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