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MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund

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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is now launching the first of several funding calls for BC researchers. The focus of this first call will be on high-quality research that evaluates BC’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and informs ongoing response, especially strategies for avoiding or mitigating subsequent waves of transmission. Future calls will address other research gaps.

Benefits:

  • The MSFHR COVID-19 Research Response Fund – Funding Call #1 will provide award amounts of up to $150,000, for a maximum duration of 12 months.
  • Extraordinary requests above $150,000 will be considered but will require additional justification to exceed the limit.

 Eligibilities:

Researchers or research teams interested in applying to this first call should have projects that address one or more of the following:

  • Rapid evaluation and/or modeling of public health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to support decisions around when to withdraw these measures or redeploy them at a future date.
  • BC population-specific epidemiologic support for decision-makers including the identification of strategies to prevent high burdens of illness among key/vulnerable groups (e.g., residents of long-term care facilities, inner-city populations, Indigenous people, health care workers, etc.).
  • Human geographic considerations in BC including rurality, community, culture and population movement with a view to preventing transmission and mitigating effects.
  • The identification and mitigation of the impacts of the pandemic and pandemic response including the secondary effects on the health of the population of BC.
  • The impacts of rapid health service redesign and redeployment on health outcomes in BC.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Deadline: May 19, 2020
Official Link: https://www.msfhr.org/news/features/msfhr-launches-covid-19-research-response-fund-first-call-proposals