COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 Research

As the federal funding agency responsible for investing in health research, CIHR has been central to Canada’s response to COVID-19.

Since March 2020, CIHR has invested approximately $250 million in more than 400 COVID-19 research projects. These projects span everything from diagnostics and potential treatments to public health responses and communication strategies.

CIHR has also worked with partners to invest in Canadian COVID-19 research with dedicated funding for specific topics such as:

CIHR also has engaged with our international partners to ensure the alignment and coordination of Canada’s research with the international response.

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CIHR COVID-19 Investments: By the Numbers

CIHR and its partners have jointly invested more than $250 million in COVID-19 research since the start of the pandemic.

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Canadian impacts: Research to address COVID-19

These stories highlight the various ways in which health research is contributing to Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 and Mental Health

Initiative supporting the mental health of Canadians in the COVID-19 context.

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COVID-19 and Indigenous Health

Funding opportunities, featured research, and culturally safe resources

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