Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of a new funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health.
This funding opportunity, a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), aims to support 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 will produce concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period that have the potential to be subsequently translated into valuable treatments, tools or improved health-care policies and practices. Applicants will need to provide an assessment of the value of the precision health-care approaches proposed in a health delivery context.
There is approximately $44 million available for this competition from Genome Canada and up to $26.5 million from CIHR. At least half (50 per cent) of the requested funding for eligible costs for each project must be obtained through co-funding from other sources. Genome Canada/CIHR will invest a maximum of $5 million in an individual project.
Applicants are required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre.
The full Request for Applications is available here.