Funding Opportunity: Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) Round 7

Fri. May. 13, 2016


EOIs will be accepted and evaluated at any time.  This is an ongoing process with new projects being awarded every six months.  Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Genome Prairie prior to starting the application process.

Expressions of Interest for Round 7 of GAPP are due to Genome Prairie by June 24, 2016. The internal deadline is June 6thExpressions of Interest received past this date will be considered for Round 8 of GAPP.

About the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP):

GAPP funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world challenges and opportunities as identified by users of genomics research (i.e. industry, government, not-for-profits and other organizations). Downstream R&D includes proof of concept, validation or development of a product, tool or process having significant commercial market potential, or other measurable impact.

GAPP projects will:

  • Respond to the objectives of the GAPP
  • Represent an active partnership between Academic(s) and User(s)
  • Propose to develop, enhance or validate a genomics-derived solution (i.e., a product, tool or process whose origin is based in genomics or related disciplines such as bioinformatics, epigenomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, proteomics and transcriptomics);
  • Address key challenges or opportunities defined by the User that require a partnership with Academia (i.e., User “pull”); and
  • Focus on downstream R&D activities.

Projects will be evaluated based on their technical merit, relevance to genomics users and potential for delivering major benefits to Canada, as well as on sound management and financial practices.

Genome Canada will provide support for projects, ranging in size from $300,000 to $6 million in total project budget, with the Genome Canada investment not to exceed more than 1/3 of the total investment in the project by all parties. The remaining 2/3 must be secured through co-funding with at least 1/3 provided by the User(s).

For more information see the GAPP Investment Strategy and Guidelines

Visit Genome Canada’s website 

Please Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Genome Prairie prior to commencing the application process.

Saskatchewan applicants: Kari Doerksen at (306) 261-2766

Manitoba applicants: Simon Potter at (204) 230-7974