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 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 intake focuses on adoption of genomic tools in pacific salmon fisheries.

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Genome BC Programs

The objectives of the Pilot Innovation Fund are to support impactful innovations and to test our approach to fund a diverse set of innovation projects.

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Genome BC Programs

Genome BC, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), and the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health have joined forces to support BC based research that addresses, and implements solutions for, knowledge gaps around COVID-19 vaccination. 

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Genome Canada Programs

The overall objective of the Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Data Portal is to enhance the value of sequence data by creating an integrated dataset with minimal metadata and a real-time dashboard summarizing all SARS-CoV-2 genomic data available in Canada for the purpose of advancing research and informing public health at a national and international level.

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Genome Canada Programs

The scope of this funding opportunity will include areas such as genomics research related to energy, mining, forestry, water stewardship, healthy oceans, wildlife management/conservation and bioproducts that help conserve natural resources, protect the environment and support sustainable resource management.

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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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