GAPH Funding Competition

Genomics and Personalized Health

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects which focus on the application of genomics in the area of Personalized Health.

This competition aims to support projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and improving the cost effectiveness of the health care system.

In the application, applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds a high potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that will have clinical ultility and/or practical applicability in as short a time as possible. Proposals that make a strong case that significant social and/or economic benefits will be realized within a short time-frame after the end of the four-year project are particularly encouraged.

Alberta based researchers interested in applying must go through Genome Alberta. Please contact Heather Smith or Dr. Gijs van Rooijen or call Genome Alberta at 403-503-5220.

Key 2012 Dates:

 February 27
 Registration due to Genome Alberta
 March 2
 Due date for eligible registrations to Genome Canada
 March 5
 Applicants notified by Genome Alberta of eligibility of registration
 April 10
 Deadline for Pre-Applications to Genome Alberta
 May 14
 Deadline for Pre-Applications to Genome Canada
 July 6
 Applicants notified of results of Pre-Application
 August 20
 Deadline for full applications to Genome Alberta
 October 1
 Deadline for full applications to Genome Canada
 Late November
 Review committee meets (including meetings with applicants)
 Early December
 Decisions by Genome Canada and partners
 Mid-Late December
 Notification of Decision

Application Process

The current application process is described in detail in the RFA document.

Important Documents

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For More Information

Please visit Genome Canada for additional details.