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June 30, 2020
Update on increased support for students, trainees and research support personnel funded through CIHR research grants

June 19, 2020
Tri-agency research investments awarded to latest cohort of talented scholarship and fellowship recipients


May 21, 2020
Canadian researchers explore sustainable living on planet Earth

May 8, 2020
Update to COVID-19 funding objectives

May 4, 2020
COVID-19 exceptions to Tri-agency post-award regulations for trainees

Training award recipients (master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral) may defer the start date of their award, or request an unpaid interruption of up to four-months for reasons related to the COVID-19 situation. For master’s and doctoral award holders, this can be adjusted to align with the next available start date (May 1, 2020; September 1, 2020; or January 1, 2021).

The agencies will continue to support training award holders who, given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation, can only devote part-time hours to their research. They may continue to hold their awards and will be paid at the full amount. The amount will not be prorated, and the end date of the award will remain unchanged.


For the period where travel is significantly limited due to the COVID pandemic, training award recipients may choose to hold their award remotely while pursuing their research training, so long as the following conditions are met:

  • Students must be registered at the host institution during the period when travel restrictions/institution closures are in place. Postdoctoral fellows must be actively engaged in research.
  • This arrangement must have the support from the supervisor.


April 22, 2020
Support for research trainees at Canadian institutions

April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Clinical Epidemiology Research Rapid Response

To further contribute to the global response to COVID-19, CIHR, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), are leveraging the existing Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) to address the COVID-19 pandemic. CIRN is receiving $1 million through a direct grant to gather data related to COVID-19 symptoms, as well as possible treatments and risk factors, which will inform Canada’s public health response to COVID-19.


March 16, 2020
Tri-agency message on COVID-19

March 6, 2020
Notice to researchers about the eligibility of travel fees for disruptions caused by COVID-19

Coronavirus: Canada’s rapid research response


February 5, 2020
In Memoriam: Dr. Frank Plummer

February 4, 2020
Defining a path forward: Stakeholder engagement on pan-Canadian population cohorts

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