Funding opportunities through the current tranche of Genomics Into Medicine funding are now closed.
The GIM initiative held three funding rounds over 2017-2018, supporting projects that link genomics / bioinformatics with medicine. The closing date for the last application round was 16th of November 2018. Funds were administrated through a competitive funding process, with funding decisions made by the GIM leadership team and co-opted advisors as required, with any conflicts of interest handled appropriately. The Assessment Panel placed due regard on the University’s equity policies when making its decisions.
The scope of GIM funded research is illustrated by the projects supported through the 2017-2018 funding rounds, which can be viewed here (GIM Funded Research). Applications included operating expenses and salary buyout of staff to perform research.
Priority was given to applications submitted jointly by paired clinical and research investigators. One Principal Investigator, a University of Auckland staff member, was required to take financial and ethical responsibility for the project. Provided there was an Auckland Principal Investigator, co-investigators from other regions were allowed.
A final report will be submitted by emailing GIM@auckland.ac.nz at the end of the project. This report will include: A copy of the Objectives and specific Anticipated Outcomes from the proposal, a brief statement of progress toward these objectives and anticipated outcomes, a report on expenditure against budget, a list of publications and presentations, and a statement of precisely how the project has advanced the GIM initiative goals.