November 7, 2016 – Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.
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.
Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that will be positioned for translation into valuable clinical tools or improved healthcare policies and practices.
In keeping with Genome Canada’s mandate to invest in large-scale research, projects can range in budget from approximately $2 million to $10 million, over a term of up to four years. Genome Canada will provide a portion of funding for each project with the remainder to be obtained through co-funding from other sources. The exact co-funding ratio will be available at the time of launch.
Applicants will be required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre. The application process will be comprised of three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application. Based on a January 2017 Competition launch, the deadline for Registrations is expected to be in March, 2017.
Discussions are currently taking place with potential partners to increase the impact of the program.
For more information, contact Alison Dendoff, Coordinator-New Programs, at email@example.com.