March 6, 2020
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS $27M IN
To further contribute to global efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak, today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of nearly $27 million to fund coronavirus research.
Backgrounder: Read about the funded projects
Note: CIHR will be posting detailed information on the COVID-19 competition decisions next week.
CORONAVIRUS: CANADA’S RAPID RESPONSE
Thanks to the incredible response from the community, in less than a month, we were able to work with our international colleagues to assess the situation in China and around the world, develop a research response focused on the urgent areas of need, launch the funding opportunity, adjudicate the applications, and award funding to the successful applicants.
REIMBURSING NON-REFUNDABLE TRAVEL FEES DUE TO DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY COVID-19
The three federal granting agencies can confirm that the reimbursement of non-refundable travel fees from agency funds is acceptable considering the impacts of CoVid-19. This applies to the travel of both principal investigators and research personnel.
LATEST INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
The Government of Canada is updating its online information about coronavirus every day, including the latest on the spread of COVID-19, how to prepare, travel advice, and what Canada is doing to respond to the outbreak.