Illumina Accelerator Sequencing Grant Competition

Illumina, Inc.

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount in in-kind support

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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The Illumina Accelerator Sequencing Grant Competition encourages entrepreneurs to build startups using next-generation sequencing. Awarded grant winners have the opportunity to spend one week at Illumina Accelerator in the San Francisco Bay Area to run proof-of-concept sequencing experiments. It’s a great way to learn more about each other and to help advance your genomics-driven startup.

Illumina Accelerator Sequencing Grant Resources:

  • Access to the MiSeq System and NextSeq System, and access Illumina sequencing kits and reagents
  • One week of lab work for library prep and/or sequencing on-site in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • One business coaching session
  • Two experiment planning meetings with Senior Scientist

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must incorporate their startup before arrival in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • The grant is valid for 6 months from the date awarded.


  • Grant recipients are responsible for travel and accommodations.