Genome Alberta partnered with the producer-led Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to identify novel projects capable of delivering genomics (including other -omics and bioinformatics) applications that will benefit producers and/or the agricultural industry. The opportunity, called Innovation in Agricultural Genomics, aimed to advance Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sectors through genomics innovations.
Registration deadline: CLOSED
Project Value: $50,000 – $750,000
Total Funding Available: $4,500,000
Successful projects were required to directly benefit Alberta’s agricultural industry (e.g., livestock, crops, food safety), addressing priority areas including (but not limited to): enhanced productivity, profitability & competitiveness; sustainable and responsible agricultural production; and address market demands (e.g., food safety & quality, value-added product development).
- Immediate launch (early 2022)
- Short-term and direct impact
- Benefits for Alberta
- Leveraging existing programs and/or preparing for future investments
- Partnerships, this is a user driven opportunity
Applicants were required to demonstrate how their proposal had significant potential to achieve concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period.
Funding Available and Term
Up to $750K per year per project
- 1:1 co-funding requirement from eligible sources (e.g., anything other than existing funds from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program
Documents & Resources
For more information on the funded projects, please visit RDAR’s Funded Research.
Source: Genome Alberta and Results Driven Agriculture Research Partnership: Progress and Proposal for Future Direction