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Genomic Applications Partnership Program Competition Announcement

July 8, 2021

Genomic Applications Partnership Program – intake notice

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 end users of genomics knowledge and/or technologies. GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and end user organizations, and co-funded by the end users and impacted stakeholders. Successful GAPP projects have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.

What is a GAPP project?

A GAPP project develops or applies a genomics-derived or genomics-enabled solution (i.e. tool, product, process) to an opportunity or challenge clearly defined by the end user.

What is not a GAPP project?

Discovery research, commercial launches, projects led by industry with an academic in a supporting or service role, projects, or project components (for example, certain types of clinical trials) that would typically fall within an end user’s responsibility.


The GAPP takes project teams through a stage-gate process with decision points at every stage. Intake begins with an Expression of Interest and, if successful, the project team (academic and end user team) will be invited to a Pitch session. If successful at the Pitch, the team will be invited to submit a Supplementary Proposal. The GAPP is highly competitive.

If you have a project you are interested in bringing forward for a GAPP application, please direct enquiries to


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