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Genome Canada: Genomic Applications Partnership Program Round 26

Opportunity NameGenomic Applications Partnership Program
AgencyGenome Canada
Value$300,000 – $6,000,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 40% of the partner portion
DurationUp to 2 or 3 years

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Draft EOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review03-30-2023
Draft EOI due at agency04-04-2023
Meeting with agency's review panel05-09-2023 to 05-15-2023
Final EOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review06-02-2023
Final EOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review06-07-2023
Final EOI due at agency06-09-2023

Project Pitch

Rehearsal pitch to agency04-24-2023 to 05-03-2023
Pitch to agency05-01-2023 to 05-15-2023

Supplementary Proposal (by invitation only)

Draft supplementary proposal and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review08-28-2023
Draft supplementary proposal due at agency09-05-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-28-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at SIRI for mandatory review10-03-2023
Final supplementary proposal due at agency 10-05-2023

The GAPP funds downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world opportunities and challenges defined by “Receptor” organizations such as industry, government, or not-for-profit entities. These organizations should have the expertise, resources and commitment to commercialize or implement the project’s outcomes. Projects must be active collaborations between the Receptor organization (Canadian or international) and a Canadian academic researcher. Both must play an integral role in the project. These projects are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders and must 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.


To be eligible for the GAPP, a project must:

  • Develop and apply a genomics-derived or genomics-enabling tool, product or process to an opportunity or challenge defined by the Receptor(s);
  • Focus on late stage R&D that will position the innovation for near-term implementation/commercialization;
  • Be co-led by an academic and a Receptor organization in partnership, with active and necessary roles for both; and
  • Demonstrate the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

How to Apply

Genome Canada GAPPs are institutional awards 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 for Round 26 to Genome Canada are required to submit an ORS Checklist by March 30, 2023.  

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. A 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 SIRI ( 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. 

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at