Genome Alberta: Accelerating Agricultural Innovations Program

We would like to let you know about a funding opportunity shared with us by Genome Alberta that may be of interest. Although this opportunity focuses on Alberta and benefits to that province, Genome Alberta are keen to connect with Ontario agriculture and agri-food teams that are working/interested in working with Alberta collaborators. This could be a way to build on existing collaborations/projects, or get projects in the pipeline started. Statements of Interest are due to Genome Alberta on January 2, 2022, so if interested, please contact Ryan Mercer, Manager of Programs and Business Development at Genome Alberta: email –

More Information from Genome Alberta

Genome Alberta are working to advance Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sectors through genomics innovation with an exciting and unique funding opportunity! They are working closely with Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to identify innovative projects capable of delivering genomics (including other -omics and bioinformatics) applications that will benefit producers and/or the industry. Projects will be expected to have a direct impact on 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 addressing market demands (e.g., food safety & quality, value-added product development). Up to $750 K per year is available for each project with a 1:1 co-funding requirement.

Genome Alberta is currently soliciting Statements of Interest (SOI) from the research community for investment consideration and we want to hear from you. SOIs will be reviewed for priority alignment and feasibility – research activities with the capacity to deliver concrete impacts within a year period will be given priority. For more information and template forms, please see our website: Innovation in Agricultural Genomics.

Interested parties should submit the completed Statement of Interest Form to Genome Alberta by 11:59 pm on January 2nd, 2022. If you have any questions around the program intentions and parameters, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ryan Mercer, at

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