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Genome Canada - GAPP Webinar

When Jul 03, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where off campus
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Genome Canada
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Canada GAPP Webinar
July 3, 2013 - 11:00am and  July 9, 20132:00pm


Canada has launched a new funding program: the Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).  Genome Canada is seeking proposals for large-scale projects which focus on the partnership of industry (the end user/user) and academic researcher(s), and the application of genomics to solve specific issues.

Canada will fund applied research projects that 1) have defined end user partners (e.g. companies, industry consortia, government departments or agencies, or not-for-profits) and 2) create economic wealth and social benefit for Canadians.  The GAPP will support projects that have direct or indirect impacts on human health, or have socio-economic benefits in other key life science sectors of importance to Canada’s economy (e.g. agriculture, fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and the environment).  The proposed socio-economic benefits to Canada must be significant, for example, provide a competitive advantage to Canadian industry, improve public policy or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

Canada is hosting a webinar to present the highlights and answer questions regarding the GAPP.  This webinar occurs twice. Please register for the date and time most suitable.

The webinar is offered at the following times:

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:00am (register by July 2)


Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2:00pm  (register by July 8)

To register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
Information regarding the webinar’s System Requirements can be found at

The webinar is open to any interested parties; however, you must register using the link above. Groups of people from the same organization are encouraged to join via the same connection, when possible, as spots are limited. The webinar will also be recorded and disseminated to the regional Genome Centres for distribution to those who were unable to join the webinars.

Please note, this webinar will not deal with specific regional questions, including regional timelines. 

There is up to $30 million available for this program, and there will be three competition rounds for this funding.

Canada will invest a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $2 million for eligible costs in an individual project.  Eligible costs are:

·        salaries and benefits;

·        consumables;

·        equipment;

·        general and administrative costs; and

·        services from others. 

Canada requires at least two thirds of the requested funding for eligible costs be obtained through co-funding from other sources, with at least one third from the industry or end user partner.  Projects are funded for a term of up to three years.

Application process:
This funding opportunity has a two-step application process:  the Draft Expression of  Interest (EOI) and the invited full Application.

If you plan to submit a Draft EOI for the first round of this competition, please contact
Sherisse Webb, Assistant Director, Development, Research Office for Administration, Development, and Support (ROADS), at or extension 26946, as soon as possible.

Draft Expressions of Interest must be received by the Ontario Genomics Institute by
July 3, 2013.  

More information

Additional information regarding the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) can be found on the Ontario Genomics Institute website at: