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

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 has launched the Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Coordinating Hub funding opportunity (KMIC) planned as part of their Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to invest $30 million in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of Canada’s food production systems […]

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Genome Canada Programs

Genome Canada has launched the Data Coordination and Collaboration Hub funding opportunity (DCC) planned as part of their Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to invest $30 million in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of Canada’s food production systems to […]

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Genome Canada Programs

Genome Canada has launched new Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative. A distinguishing feature of the Initiative is that it will fund a portfolio of interdisciplinary projects and helps coordinate and connect their efforts with cross-cutting programs for knowledge mobilization, data coordination and implementation across Canada. This portfolio approach allows benefits from one solution to […]

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Genome BC Programs

To help enable the advancement of medical research and patient care, Genome BC has partnered with Providence Health Care Ventures to provide access to their Integrated Health Informatics Datalab (IHID; formerly known as the Health Data Lab), a cloud-based bioinformatics system integrated within BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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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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