Genome Canada competition - Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)


  • Genome Canada competition - Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Génome Canada (GC )
    Year :


    Genome Canada launched the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) seeking proposals which focus on the partnerships of receptors and academia and to promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing receptors. The term genomics includes related disciplines such as bio-informatics, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics etc. The GAPP projects have the potential to generate significant social and/or economic benefits for Canada.


    The GAPP competition is a rolling application process that consists of an Expression of Interest (EOI), a teleconference pitching session and a supplementary proposal. After receipt and acknowledgement of eligibility of the EOI by Genome Canada, the applicants will be invited to pitch their project to the expert external committee of Genome Canada and eventually to submit a supplementary proposal. 


    In order to better prepare the projects for this competition, Génome Québec will also complete a due diligence review of the EOIs prior to the submission to Genome Canada. EOIs will be reviewed by an external Review Panel. Applicants will be required to present their business case to the Review Panel at which time they will be evaluated for eligibility and alignment with GAPP guidelines. All applicants will receive feedback on their EOIs including gaps and areas for improvement. After submission of the EOIs, Genome Canada will inform the applicants if they are invited for a pitch and eventually to submit a supplementary proposal. 


    Applicants invited to submit a supplementary proposal will undergo a second due diligence review at Génome Québec. Constructive feedback will be provided at this time before submission to Genome Canada. 


    A 30-week round is launched every quarter, starting with the EOI submission to Génome Québec and ending with the Notice of Award letters approved by the Board of Genome Canada.


    For each round, the process below is the same.

    Applicants that miss the final proposal deadline may be moved to a later round of GAPP


    DEADLINES - 2018-2019 


    Start of round
     - Submission of EOI to Génome Québec

    • August 13, 2018
    • October 10, 2018
    • January 12, 2019
    • April 19, 2019

    End of round – Notice of Award letters approved by the Board of Genome Canada

    • March
    • June
    • September
    • December

    If you want to submit an application, please contact Diane Bouchard, Partnership Director:  514 398-0668 ext. 236 - dbouchard@genomequebec.com