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CIHR OPERATING GRANT: KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS: COVID-19 IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE
To address evidence gaps and build the evidence base for the mental health and substance use response to COVID-19. To provide current evidence on mental health services needs, delivery and related guidelines, practice and issues, placed in the COVID-19 context (e.g. effective virtual service delivery models, or other models of care). Full details [Deadline: May 7 2020]
SSHRC PARTNERSHIP ENGAGE GRANTS COVID-19 SPECIAL INITIATIVE
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges globally. While much-needed focus to date has been on developing and testing effective countermeasures to control the spread of the virus, examining the longer-term impacts of the pandemic—and the ensuing economic slowdown—on individuals, businesses and communities is just as important.
Through Partnership Engage Grants (PEG), the PEG COVID-19 Special Initiative provides short-term and timely support for small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships. It will allow researchers and their partners to address urgent and specific needs, challenges or opportunities through collaborations. It will also provide a unique opportunity to foster a knowledge exchange on COVID-19 crisis related issues, challenges and impacts between postsecondary researchers and different sectors of society, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other highly qualified personnel. Application deadlines: June 15 and September 15.
CIHR OPERATING GRANT: COVID-19 MAY 2020 RAPID RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
This funding opportunity is part of Government of Canada's continued rapid response to address the health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will enable rapid and timely research responsive to the current phase of COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and around the globe, which is focused on slowing and stopping the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Full details. Application deadline May 11.
MICHAEL SMITH FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH RESEARCH: COVID-19 RESEARCH RESPONSE FUND & FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund, with $2 million in funding support from the BC government, will focus on high-quality research that evaluates BC’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and informs ongoing response, especially strategies for avoiding or mitigating subsequent waves of transmission. This first call for applications will be open for six weeks (deadline May 19, 2020).
MICROSOFT AI FOR HEALTH COVID-19
Requests are being accepted in the AI for Health program for COVID-19 grant proposals from nonprofits, academia, and governments. This is a focused effort for COVID-19 grant requests only. This grant program provides Azure cloud and High-Performance Computing capabilities. Microsoft's team of AI for Health data science experts, whose mission is to improve the health of people and communities worldwide, is also open to collaborations with COVID-19 researchers as they tackle this critical challenge. More broadly, Microsoft’s research scientists across the world, spanning computer science, biology, medicine, and public health, will also be available to provide advice and collaborate per mutual interest. Application deadline: June 15 or until further notice.
For projects addressing COVID-19, if you are working with an SME, Mitacs is increasing its funding to 75% of a project’s cost from the 50% typically funded. Processes have also been streamlined for these projects. More details.
COVID-19 RAPID PUBLICATION WORKING GROUPS: PWIAS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. The publications will be published on the PWIAS website prior to being submitted to academic journals, and will aim to influence policy decisions in different areas of society and levels of government. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it.
NSERC ALLIANCE COVID-19 GRANTS
NSERC is providing up to $15 million in total support to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers and the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Support for up to $50,000 for one-year projects is being made available immediately. Full details.
GENOME CANADA COVID-19 REGIONAL GENOMICS INITIATIVE
Genome Canada is issuing a funding opportunity to support regional genomics projects designed to address specific, short-term needs of industry, not-for-profit, and public sector receptors through research conducted by academics in collaboration with these receptors. These projects will be identified by regional Genome Centres and may involve co-funding by provincial or industry partners (or other sources), although this isn’t required. Projects are expected to be outcome-driven, small-scale or larger (depending on other funding sources) and focused on delivering a genomics-based solution to help address the current crisis in the near term. More details
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
The Pandemic Response Challenge Program will build teams to address challenges requiring further research and development for solutions to meet COVID-19 related needs. The NRC will build these teams drawing on internal-to-government capacity and academic researchers who register to indicate their interest, and related areas of expertise and capabilities. More details.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER
The Digital Technology Supercluster's COVID-19 Program is focused on unlocking solutions to protect the health and safety of all Canadians and our economy through the development, deployment, and scaling of digital technologies.
FAST GRANTS: FAST FUNDING FOR COVID-19 SCIENCE
Scientists at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, are invited to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If the grant is approved, payments are received quickly. Currently on hold.
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