Illumina is dedicated to making tangible contributions to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. We are committed to enabling groundbreaking research that will result in increased sustainability, productivity, and nutritional density of agricultural species.
The Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Sequencing Grant Program is designed to help identify measures that can increase crop yields and improve livestock welfare and productivity to alleviate poverty and hunger in the developing world.
The Grand Prize winner will receive:
The winner will be announced during the Illumina Workshop at PAG XXV in San Diego on January 14-18, 2017.
The grant program is open to basic researchers in agrigenomics at academic, government, or nonprofit institutions. Priority will be given to researcher that increases sustainability, productivity, and nutritional density of the world’s food supply.
In 1000 words or less provide an overview, statement of work, and describe the impact of your research. You may also include up to three figures, with legends, and a list of citations (not included in the word count).
In these sections please include:
To have your submission considered, all entries must:
Submissions will be judged by a team of Illumina scientists and executives. Each submission will be judged based on our view of how well the entry reflects scientific merit, innovation, and fit with the values of the Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative.
UC Davis, African Orphan Crops ConsortiumView Press Release
Iowa State University, Global Food Security ConsortiumAccess PDF
Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub)Access PDF
ICRISAT, IndiaAccess PDF