Organizations funding COVID-19 research
The organizations supporting COVID-19 research, including the projects featured in this collection of stories, are listed in alphabetical order below. Information about how the research was funded is available separately.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
At CIHR, we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada's health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.
Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC)
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) plays an important role in reinvigorating Canada's support for science to meet the current and future needs of the country's scientists, scholars and students.
Genome Canada is a not-for-profit organization, funded by the Government of Canada, that operates in close collaboration with six regional Genome Centres. Together, we act as a catalyst for developing and applying genomics+ and genomic-based technologies to create economic and social benefits for Canadians.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in the Global South to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, we are a Crown corporation that provides leading thinkers the resources, advice, and training they need to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities — and makes a real difference in people’s lives.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian organizations to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
SSHRC is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its Talent, Insight and Connection programs, and through partnerships and collaborations, SSHRC strategically supports world-leading initiatives that reflect a commitment to ensuring a better future for Canada and the world.
Alberta Innovates invests in research, innovation and entrepreneurship to drive provincial economic growth and diversity. We ignite the power of innovation through our work with researchers, industry and entrepreneurs to move Alberta to a lower-carbon future, enhance the responsible use of land and water, and contribute to the improved health and well-being of Albertans.
Alberta Innovates provides technical expertise, entrepreneurial advice and support, opportunities for partnerships, and funding to advance the best ideas. We support a broad range of research and innovation activity – from discovery to use. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do – bringing together bright minds and great ideas.
Learn how Alberta Innovates
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is British Columbia's health research funding agency.
Funded by the Province of BC, MSFHR helps develop, retain and recruit the talented people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs and adds to the knowledge economy.
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) was created in July 2008 with a mandate to co-ordinate, support and promote health research in New Brunswick. Our vision is a healthy and prosperous New Brunswick through excellence in health research and innovation. Our mission is to provide leadership and support to build health research capacity, improve the health of New Brunswickers and advance the knowledge economy.
The NBHRF is an independent organization governed by a board of directors comprised of key stakeholders from the health research community in New Brunswick. Funding is provided by the Province of New Brunswick.
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF works to strengthen research capacity and competitiveness, increase the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and align research with the needs of our stakeholders. For additional information on SHRF's impact and our COVID-19 response, please visit our Stories page.
Research Manitoba promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation in Manitoba.
Research Nova Scotia
Research Nova Scotia (RNS) is a not-for-profit corporation established to enhance research capacity and align research funding with provincial priorities. RNS invests in research that builds and translates knowledge to help ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Nova Scotia.
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