Current Funding Opportunities

Genome BC invests in research that aligns with the needs of areas of strategic importance to British Columbia such as health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment.

By working collaboratively with government, academia and industry, Genome BC’s goal is to translate the excellent research carried out in universities into applications that will ultimately generate social and economic benefits for BC and Canada.

Genome BC’s co-funding approach to research investment follows neither a government-only “granting council” model, nor an industry-only “portfolio management” approach. It is a unique approach that relies on collaborative research agreements and commitments to milestones and outputs, a model perhaps best described as “contract” research. It is important to note that discovery science is an engine that drives future developments in genomics and Genome BC funds research across the research continuum from discovery through application through translation.

Genome Canada Programs

This competition aims to support projects that address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics across key sectors including, human health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and environment.

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Genome Canada Programs

This funding opportunity will be aimed at supporting projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and, thereby, improve health outcomes, and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

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Genome BC Programs

The Societal Issues Competition recognizes the need for research projects that identify and study the societal issues that emerge from genomics-based innovations. This round of the competition focuses on projects that are relevant to at least one of the Agrifood and Natural Resources sectors. (forestry, agrifood, fisheries/aquaculture, energy, mining or environment)

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Genome Canada Programs

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada’s strategic plan towards funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing users of genomics based technologies.

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Genome Canada Programs

Genome Canada (GC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have signed a joint initiative agreement to jointly support social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to genomics, with one of the first initiatives focusing on societal implications of disruptive innovation in genomics.

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Genome BC Programs

The goal of the Sector Innovation Program is to support projects that will address the needs of each key sector and have the potential to generate social, environmental and economic benefits for British Columbia in the future.

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Genome BC Programs

GeneSolve supports projects providing solutions challenges from users across industry sectors. This user driven program is unique in that it encourages a collaborative research approach between industry users and academia.

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Genome BC Programs

Does your company have a clear pathway to commercialization for an innovative life science technology? Learn more about Genome BC's I² program that provides early stage commercialization support for companies developing BC-based technologies.

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Other Programs and Opportunities

Genomics has progressed to a point where research discoveries are providing tangible utility with application in the real world — commercialization is feasible. As part of our commitment to drive commercialization and translation Genome BC supports entrepreneurships and the acceleration of emerging companies in the life sciences through our partnership.

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