Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies - Investments

Research Centre’s investments

As announced on January 14, 2022, the Research Centre is receiving an ongoing $18.5 million in funding per year, $15M of which will support grants and awards, by the Government of Canada. This investment will support research and knowledge mobilization efforts to help Canada better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from existing and future pandemics and other health emergencies.

While the Research Centre contributes to the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of its activities goes well beyond COVID-19. The Research Centre addresses all health emergencies and pandemics by supporting high-quality research and mobilizing solid research evidence into better plans, policies, and practices. Its efforts will ensure Canada has an emergency-ready health research system that will protect the health of all Canadians.

The Research Centre has already collaborated with partners to invest in:

Funding opportunity Application deadline Status Funds provided
Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net) Extension June 29, 2023 Ongoing  
Other: Science Up First: Together Against Misinformation May 25, 2023 Closed  
Chair: Applied Public Health Letter of Intent: May 2, 2023
Full application: October 4, 2023
CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award May 3, 2023 Closed  
Other : Café Scientifique Program March 15, 2023 Closed  
Fellowship: Health System Impact Fellowship March 2, 2023 Closed  
Catalyst Grant: Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Report 2022 March 1, 2023 Closed  
Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS (Institute/Initiative Community Support (Winter 2023 Competition)) February 21, 2023 Closed  
Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program February 16, 2023 Closed  
Team Grant : Mpox (monkeypox) and zoonotic threats February 1, 2023





Operating Grant: Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Research Network November 23, 2022 Results $19,999,614
Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation October 4, 2022




Operating Grant: Clinical Trials Projects July 5, 2022


Indirect costs



Team Grant: Monkeypox Rapid Research Response September 7, 2022 Results $3,840,500

Women RISE Initiative

Additional link:
Two-stage Call for Proposals for Research Teams for Women RISE: Research to support Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable | IDRC - International Development Research Centre

June 24, 2022

Recipients of the Women RISE research initiative announced

Results [ PDF (355 KB) - external link ]


Project Grant: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

September 14, 2022

March 8, 2023

Results (Fall 2022)

Closed (Spring 2023)

Catalyst Grant: CPHO’s Report 2021: Future of Public Health / Transforming Public Health: 2021- Chief Public Health Officer of Canada report funding opportunity May 4, 2022 Results $494,194
Project Grant: Spring 2022 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) March 16, 2022

Results (Projects)

Results (Prizes)



Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS (Winter 2022) February 1, 2022 Results $149,625
COVID-19 Recommendations and Contextualization (eCOVID19RecMap) Extension May 10, 2022 Results $999,984
Operating Grant: Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19 November 8, 2021 Results (Deferred/displaced care) $1,570,800
Results (Social, economic and population issues) $758,138
Results (Exacerbation of existing disparities among marginalized populations) $1,699,228
Results (Indigenous Health Research) $1,171,367
Operating Grant: COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making – EXTENSION November 3, 2021 Results $1,000,000
Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps & Priorities September 14, 2021 Results (Dif. Impacts of COVID-19 on Hit. Excl Underserved Pops) $227,923
Results (Urban Populations) $199,000
Results (HIV and SARS-CoV-2) $361,400
Results (Sup. Srv/Rehab, Strat for Hist.Excl/Underserved Populations) $227,200
Results (Healthcare Resource Allocation) $209,457
Results (Social/Behavioural Science Approaches) $357,769
Results (Immune Responses) $475,940
Results (Core Public Health and Control Measures) $949,341
Results (Vaccine Distribution Models) $962,952
Results (Indigenous Health Research) $2,028,851
Operating Grant: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence August 10, 2021 Results (Vaccine Confidence) $607,942
Results (Indigenous Health Research) $389,830
Project Grant - PA: Pandemic and Health Emergencies Research April 1, 2021 Results $3,415,000
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