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 tenth round. The deadline for submissions of Expressions of Intent (EOI) has passed for Rounds 1-9. Funded GAPP projects from past rounds can be found here.

Application Process – there is a three-stage application process to this program:

  1. Expression of Interest (EOI)
  2. Project Pitch
  3. 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: Round 10

Stage Date
Registration Closed
Draft EOI due to Ontario Genomics Nov 13, 2017
Face-to-Face pitch to Ontario Genomics review panel Dec 13, 2017
Submission of EOI to Ontario Genomics Jan 17, 2018* at 9AM
Practice Pitch Jan 30 – Feb 9, 2018
Pitch to Genome Canada Feb 14 – Mar 5, 2018*
Supplementary Proposal due to Ontario Genomics April 16, 2018*

*Applicants that miss this deadline may be moved to a later round of the GAPP

FOR GAPP EOI TEMPLATE: Contact  Shobha Ramsubir, Senior Manager, Business Development & Research at sramsubir@OntarioGenomics.ca.

Important Documents:

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 funding@ontariogenomics.ca, and copy MayLiza Baak (m.baak@utoronto.ca) on all submissions.

 

Contact Information

MayLiza Baak
Director, Institutional Initiatives
m.baak@utoronto.ca | (416) 978-7605

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