- Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects
- 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 GAPP. Please click here for more information on the Precision Health Initiative.
- The GAPP funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits and other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations. They are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders, and have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.
- GAPP aims to:
- Accelerate the application of Canadian genomics-derived solutions to real-world opportunities and challenges defined by industry and public sector Receptors.
- Channel Canada’s genomics capacity into sustainable innovations that benefit Canadians.
- Enhance the value of Canadian genomics technologies by de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from industry and other partners.
- Foster mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange between Canadian academia and technology receptors.
- Please see the following GAPP website for further details on the funding program:
Value of Award
$300,000 to $6 million
1 to 3 years maximum
GAPP investment may not exceed 1/3 of the total project budget.
Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stage 2: Project Pitch
Stage 3: Supplementary Proposal (by invitation only)
- Application Forms and Submission:
- For copies of the current forms or to submit an EOI, please contact Diana Frasca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Competition Timelines
|· Stage||· Round 14|
|· Draft EOI due to Ontario Genomics||· Feb 19, 2019|
|· Face-to-face meeting with Ontario Genomics’ review panel||· Mar 19 – 21, 2019|
|· Final EOI due to Ontario Genomics*||· Apr 8, 2019|
|Rehearsal Pitch to OG||Apr 22 – May 3, 2019|
|Pitch to Genome Canada*||May 6 -17, 2019|
|Draft Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics||June 3, 2019|
|Final Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics*||Jul 2, 2019|
*Applicants that miss this deadline may be moved to a later round of the GAPP.
Internal Notice of Intent
Genome Canada GAPPs are an institutional award and require the support of researchers’ respective Departments, Faculties, Organized Research Units, and the Office of the Vice President Research and Innovation. All researchers planning to submit an EOI to Genome Canada are required to submit an ORS Checklist by February 15, 2019.
The SIRI Unit in the Office of Research Services, in collaboration with the corresponding Faculty Research Office, will be supporting the development of applications selected to go forward to Genome Canada. Diana Frasca (email@example.com), Strategic and Institutional Research Initiatives Specialist, will be available to assist your office and your faculty members with any questions regarding the internal and external application processes.
Please Note: All researchers should notify both their Faculty and Diana Frasca (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible about their intention to apply. Doing so will both streamline the process of securing Faculty-level support for the partnership and ensure that researchers receive adequate support in application preparation.
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