April 2, 2020
Cancelling the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition
A message from CIHR President Dr. Michael Strong
I am writing to you today to announce that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIHR has cancelled the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition.
CIHR made the decision to cancel the spring competition following consultations with Governing Council, Science Council, partners at the U-15, Universities Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the University Delegates Network, among others. While the decision to cancel the competition was a difficult one, our priority right now is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our staff and the research community.
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COVID-19 RELATED NEWS
CIHR is funding three additional COVID-19 projects
Thanks to partner contributions from Research Manitoba, Research Nova Scotia, and Alberta Innovates, CIHR is able to fund three additional COVID-19 projects for a total of 99 funded grants and an investment of $54.2M.
We have updated the results page accordingly. The three new projects have also been added to the backgrounder related to the news release published on March 19.
Impact of COVID-19 on scholarship and fellowship competitions
Please note the latest updates to scholarship and fellowship competitions:
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
The launch of the 2020 competition is postponed until June 1, 2020.
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
Opening of portal for students to access their results postponed from April 1 to April 15, 2020.
Visit the relevant program webpages for the latest updates. CIHR’s COVID-19 webpage includes the latest information for the research community.
Impact of COVID-19 on Animal Care
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) now posts regular updates on their website concerning the impact of COVID-19 on animal care programs. Animal care is an essential service and safeguards must be in place to minimize any negative impacts on animal health and welfare.
Awareness resources from the Government of Canada
The Government of Canada is creating factsheets and other resources to raise public awareness about steps we can all take to reduce the spread of illness and to take care of ourselves and loved ones during this difficult time. Please feel free to share these resources with your networks, including:
Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for newborns: advice for mothers (COVID-19)
How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home: Advice for caregivers
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