Canadian PSE receives funding, supports for COVID-19 research

March 9, 2020

The Government of Canada has raised its investment from $7M to nearly $27M into supports for COVID-19 related research. The investment will be provided through the country’s research councils – such as CIHR, CRCC, and IDRC – in the form of research grants to several institutions across the country. 47 teams will use the funds focus on accelerating the development, testing, and implementation of measures to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. “Canada’s researchers are some of the best in the world, and this funding will allow them to conduct groundbreaking research on a novel coronavirus,” said Federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu. “Protecting the health and well-being of all Canadians is our top priority, and the research conducted thanks to this funding will contribute to mitigating the outbreak of COVID-19.”  Canada  (National)