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.

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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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 Canada Programs

Genome Canada has launched a national initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health, focusing on a rare disease pilot program as a foundational step. to initiate this ambitious program, Genome Canada is encouraging the submission of projects to the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that will translate research into clinical implementation with the goal of having genome sequencing offered as a clinical genetic test within an established diagnostic and clinical care pathway for rare diseases.

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Genome Canada Programs

In response to the urgent need for further research on COVID-19 during the current crisis, Genome Canada is issuing a funding opportunity to support regional genomics projects designed to address specific, short-term needs of industry, not-for-profit, and public sector receptors through research conducted by academics in collaboration with these receptors.

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Genome Canada Programs

This competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in discussion with other organizations as potential partners for this competition.

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Genome BC Programs

Genome BC is providing a rapid response funding program to invest in promising research and innovation projects with the real potential to address urgent challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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