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New Funding Opportunity - 2017 LSARP Competition

Genomics and Precision Health Competition

Genome Canada has advised the research community of a new funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition was formally launched on January 30th.

This funding opportunity is aimed at supporting projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and, thereby, improve health outcomes, and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that will be positioned for translation into valuable clinical tools or improved healthcare policies and practices.

In keeping with Genome Canada’s mandate to invest in large-scale research, project budgets can range from approximately $2 million to $10 million, over a term of up to four years. Genome Canada and the CIHR will provide a maximum of 50% of the  funding for each project with the remainder to be obtained through co-funding from other sources. Discussions are currently taking place with potential partners to increase the impact of the program.

The application process has three steps: Registration, Pre-Application and Full Application, and applicants will be required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre. The deadline to get your Draft Registration to Genome Alberta is March 1st, and the deadline for subsequent Registrations to Genome Canada is March 16th, 2017.

Genome Alberta held some preparatory sessions to help Alberta led project teams put their best applications forward and  you can watch one of those sessions online now. More support will be available.

If you are interesting in applying we have some forms available for you

For more information contact Niall Kerrigan at Genome Alberta and download Genome Alberta's LSARP 2017 brochure.