Applying for Genome Canada funding: what to expect

Genome Canada funding is pretty amazing. While I am not sure exactly how much money they make available each year, I think it is safe to assume that it is a lot. They definitely received a $100.5 million commitment from government recently. If you work in the genomics realm, this seems to be (perhaps) THE holy grail for funding. As the name implies, Genome Canada has a mandate to support, accelerate and diversify genomics research within Canada. The idea being that if they invest in genomic research now, Canada will reap the benefits later with respect to 'bioeconomic' growth. There are several funding opportunities offered each year, ranging in focus from health to society, to food security