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Public Health Agency of Canada

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on January 24, 2022 in Research Funding

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to launch its next solicitation for projects under the Infectious Disease and Climate Change Fund (IDCCF). PHAC is currently accepting Letters of Intent from interested applicants to address the impact of climate change on human health.

Objectives of this solicitation:                           

  1. Strengthening Capacity on Key Risks - Strengthen and/or expand capacity on current and future tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases in the context of a changing climate. This stream aims to build from and continue enhancing knowledge, tools and resources on priority disease risks.
  2. Enhancing Knowledge - Enhance knowledge related to unexplored, under-investigated or emerging pathogens or infectious diseases in the context of climate change. This stream aims to support novel approaches to investigate, explore and advance understanding of these new or lesser-known pathogens or infectious diseases, and the impacts they have on human health.
  3. Advancing Intersectoral Collaboration - Advance multidisciplinary and/or multi-sectoral collaboration to better understand risks and drive action on infectious diseases, One Health and climate change. This stream focuses on building collaborative mechanisms, platforms and partnerships, including the use of diverse networks and perspectives, to support knowledge sharing and exchange, and to amplify ongoing activities to drive action.

If you have any questions or would like to request an application package, please contact PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions by email at


Internal: February 3, 2022 at 4:30pm. Contact the grants facilitator for your faculty. As there is a budget component to the LOI phase (a one page overview of budget), researchers should provide a ROMEO file and include the required budget component as might be required by the funder in the LOI guidelines.

Funder: The deadline to submit a completed Letter of Intent package is February 10, 2022 at 11:59pm.