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Innovation in Agricultural Genomics Funding Available

Genome Alberta is supporting Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) in identifying innovative projects capable of advancing the application of genomics technology (including other -omics and bioinformatics) for the benefit of Alberta’s agriculture & agri-food sectors.
We are currently soliciting Statements of Interest (SOI) from the research community for investment consideration using funding available through the Accelerating Agricultural Innovations program.

This program is intended to support research that develops and/or adapts genomics-enabled solutions to address producer and/or industry needs and centre around demonstration or feasibility for innovations or advancing the adaptation of existing technologies, products, practices and/or processes.
Projects are to have a direct impact on Alberta’s agricultural industry (e.g., livestock, crops, food safety), addressing priority areas including (but not limited to): enhanced productivity, profitability & competitiveness; sustainable and responsible agricultural production; and addressing market demands (e.g., food safety & quality, value-added product development). Research activities with the capacity to deliver concrete impacts within a year period will be given priority.
Up to $750 K per year is available with a 1:1 co-funding requirement from eligible sources.

SOIs will be reviewed for priority alignment and feasibility. Promising candidates will be contacted by Genome Alberta to discuss leveraging and possible funding opportunities. Interested parties should submit the completed Statement of Interest Form to Ryan Mercer by 11:59 pm on January 2nd, 2022.
We are hosting an online information session on December 8th to answer your questions about the funding program. Go to our Evenbrite page to register.
Important documents for download: