Internal Deadline: CIHR Operating Grant COVID-19

CIHR has launched a rapid response funding opportunity to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its containment measures on mental health and substance use, including prolonged periods of social isolation, unexpected employment disruptions, increased vulnerability of older adults, school closures, financial distress, and changes to routine, among others. The maximum funding amount for each grant is $200,000 CAD over one year.

Research findings developed through this opportunity should be timely, innovative, and have clear linkages to both policies/services and established needs. Priority areas include:

  • Understanding rapid system transformations
  • Developing innovative adaptations of services and/or delivery
  • Matching access to service with needs

Projects must include an independent researcher from an eligible institution as the primary investigator. One participant must also be a knowledge user.

For more information, please see the full competition guidelines from CIHR.


June 30, 2020 at 4:30pm. For questions, contact

Registration: June 18, 2020 at 9pm AST
Full Application: July 7, 2020 at 9pm AST. For questions, contact