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Genomic Applications Partnership Program


Latest news

No changes to the current or upcoming GAPP competitions have been implemented at this time due to COVID-19. Please contact your Genome Centre if you have questions or require more information.

Overview of funding

Total funding available

Maximum project envelope in this competition

$100,000 - $2,000,000


The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (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, and are co-funded by Genome Canada, Receptors and other stakeholders.

To be eligible for GAPP funding, projects must:

  • develop and apply a genomics-derived tool, product or process to an opportunity or need 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 (see GAPP Investment Strategy and Guidelines for GAPP project partner definitions); and,
  • have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada (see Section 6 for description of benefits to Canada).

Applicants can request up to 1/3 of the project budget from Genome Canada, from a minimum contribution of $100,000 to a maximum of $2 million. The remaining project funding must be secured from other eligible sources, with at least 1/3 provided by the Receptor(s). The duration of GAPP projects should be a minimum of one year to a maximum of three years, but may be shorter or longer if justified.

All applications to GAPP must be submitted via a regional Genome Centre. Please contact your regional Genome Centre for more information.

GAPP Update (June 2021)

Genome Canada is again welcoming Expressions of Interest for the GAPP. Please contact your Regional Genome Centre for more information on the application process and timelines.