Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)
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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 “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and technologies.
GAPP projects are collaborations between academic researchers and Receptor organizations. They are co-funded by Receptors and other stakeholders, and have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.
Key Parameters of the Program:
- Total project size: $300,000 to $6 million. The structure of the funding plan is as follows: 1/3 investment from Genome Canada, 1/3 provided by the Receptor partner (cash or in-kind) and 1/3 of other co-funding. For more information see Section 9 and Appendix 2 of the GAPP Investment Strategy and Guidelines.
- Project term: 1 to 3 years. A shorter or longer term will be considered, but only if a strong rationale is provided.
- Project stage: small-scale proof-of-concept or pilot projects through to large-scale projects. Projects should not be in the discovery phase.
- Project eligibility: To be eligible for the GAPP, a project must:
- Develop and apply a genomics-derived tool, product or process to an opportunity or challenge defined by the Receptor(s);
- Focus on late stage R&D that will position the innovation for near-term implementation / commercialization;
- Be co-led by an academic and a Receptor organization in partnership, with active and necessary roles for both; and
- Demonstrate the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.
Please note that the competition has a rolling deadline structure, and is currently in the eleventh round (with both the 11th and 12th rounds open to applicants). The deadline for submissions of Expressions of Intent (EOI) has passed for Rounds 1-10. Funded GAPP projects from past rounds can be found here.
Application Process – there is a three-stage application process to this program:
- Expression of Interest (EOI)
- Project Pitch
- Supplementary Proposal
At each of the stages above, Ontario Genomics has developed a due diligence review process that is mandatory for all Ontario projects.
Competition Timelines for Rounds 10, 11 and 12
|Application Stage||Round 10 deadlines||Round 11 deadlines||Round 12 deadlines|
|Draft EOI due to Ontario Genomics||Closed||February 26, 2018||April 19, 2018|
|Face-to-face pitch to Ontario Genomics’ review panel||Closed||Mar 26-28, 2018||May 14-16, 2018|
|Final EOI due to Ontario Genomics*||Closed||April 11, 2018||June 11, 2018|
|Pitch to Genome Canada*||Feb 14-Mar 5, 2018||May 4-25, 2018||July 14-Aug 03, 2018|
|Draft Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics||March 19, 2018||June 11, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Final Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics*||April 16, 2018||July 16, 2018||October 1, 2018|
*Applicants that miss this deadline may be moved to a later round of the GAPP
- Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) homepage
- Investment Strategy and Guidelines
- GAPP Financial Guide
Additional information can be found on the Ontario Genomics Institute’s (OGI) website. For questions on the GAPP program, please contact Shobha Ramsubir, Senior Manager, Business Development & Research at sramsubir@OntarioGenomics.ca. Please submit all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy MayLiza Baak (email@example.com) on all submissions.
Director, Institutional Initiatives
firstname.lastname@example.org | (416) 978-7605
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