Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

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Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Value: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $2,000,000, enough to fund approximately 15 grants

Description: This funding opportunity will provide research funding for Indigenous communities, Indigenous organizations and researchers of Indigenous ancestry (or researchers who provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples) in Canada who are responding to the unique health and well-being needs of Indigenous Peoples as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity will support strengths-based, solutions-focused research that is bold, innovative, Indigenous community-led, and that addresses the immediate, intermediate, and/or long-term consequences of COVID-19 and/or informs future preparedness. Research must include a KT and KM component to ensure that results can be used by Indigenous communities, researchers and decision-makers.

The application process for this funding opportunity is comprised of two steps: 1. Registration and 2. Full Application. To complete your Registration, follow the instructions in the Grants “Registration” Phase Instruction Checklist, along with any additional instructions found below under “Specific Instructions”.

Please email signed (applicant, department head, and ADR) RPIF along with a pdf of your application to ORS ( . You may continue to work on the narrative sections of the application until the deadline to hit "Submit" online. However, please note that budget totals must not be changed from the submitted RPIF.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.