Illumina in the USA invites applications for the Agricultural Greater Good Initiative research grants for researchers in agrigenomics in 2021.

The Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grants, launched in 2011, are awarded annually. This program spurs critically needed research that will increase the sustainability, productivity, and nutritional density of agriculturally important crop and livestock species. Grant recipients receive donations of Illumina products to support their projects.

Worth of Award

The Grand Prize winner will receive 20 terabases of Illumina NovaSeq sequencing data on samples of your choice


The grant program is open to basic researchers in agrigenomics at academic or nonprofit institutions. Priority will be given to research that increases sustainability, productivity, and nutritional density of the world’s food supply.

In 1000 words or less, provide an overview, a statement of work, and a description of 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, applicants should include:

  • Economic impact
  • Social impact
  • Collaborators
  • Nations represented
  • Technologies used
  • Other sources of funding

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Be in English
  • Be complete
  • Be an original work

How to Apply

  • Please complete the application form at the link on their site. Please have ready evidence of previous work, either as links or as up-loadable samples.
  • If you have difficulty applying, please email [email protected] with the title of the course in the subject line.

Deadline: The deadline for all 2021 applications is December 4, 2020.

Click here for more details and to apply