Deadline: CFI – Exceptional Opportunities Fund – COVID‑19

CFI has re-launched the call for proposals for the Exceptional Opportunities Fund – COVID-19 competition. This Exceptional Opportunities Fund (EOF) competition is open for proposals from all disciplines that can demonstrate a direct and immediate impact on current and pressing research issues related to COVID-19.

Internal Competition:

Dalhousie has an institutional envelope of $1.2M for this competition. Researchers interested in applying must submit a one-page Expressions of Interest (EOI) to their Dean by Monday, June 15.

Fund details:

  • Available funds from CFI: $25M
  • Dalhousie institutional envelope: $1.2M
  • Applications may request $200,000 - $1.5M from CFI
  • CFI will support 100% of costs; matching funds are not required, but encouraged
  • Deadline to apply: July 6, 2020

Eligibility:

  • The EOF competition is open for proposals from all disciplines that can demonstrate a direct and immediate impact on current and pressing research issues related to COVID-19. This may include, but is not limited to, research in epidemiology, virology, vaccine development, diagnostics, therapeutic devices, mental health, social and economic policy and public health response.
  • Research equipment must be for urgent needs; a compelling case must be presented on how the infrastructure is an indispensable element of a current research project related to COVID-19
  • Up to 5 researchers may be listed on one application, working collaboratively or independently while sharing the requested infrastructure
  • Researchers must be recognized leaders and currently engaged in COVID-19 research

The guidelines for completing a proposal are available here.

Please contact Shelley Brown (shelley.brown@dal.ca) for a copy of the EOI form and for any questions.

Deadlines

Internal: June 29, 2020 at 4:30pm

Funder: July 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

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