Government of Canada and provincial partners invest more than $109M in COVID-19 research
“Accelerating high-quality research and real-time evidence is a priority for Canada in its fight against COVID-19. I congratulate the successful teams for their essential work aimed at better preventing, detecting and treating COVID-19 at the individual and population levels. Our government believes that it’s through collaboration and data sharing that we will respond efficiently to this global health emergency.”
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health
“COVID-19 knows no boundaries, and our responses to the pandemic must reflect that reality. By building on IDRC’s productive relationships with researchers in the Global South, Canadian researchers have the opportunity to develop long-lasting partnerships and solutions that are fit-for-purpose in the world’s most under-resourced countries. I congratulate these international collaborations.“
The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development
Projects funded through this call build on the initial investment of $55.3M to support 100 research projects on COVID-19 announced in March. The new projects will scale-up existing projects and address the gaps and priorities relevant to the current COVID-19 context.
The research priorities of this competition were aligned with the work of international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R).
- Operating Grant : COVID-19 May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity
- Backgrounder: Details about the funded projects
- World Health Organization – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update – Public Health Agency of Canada
- Global Research Collaboration for Infections Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R)
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Minister of Health
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