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New COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity
(May 2020 Competition)

Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are partnering for a second COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding opportunity (CIHR’s deadline: May 12, 2020).

Alberta Innovates has committed an initial $100,000 to support Alberta-led projects. Increased contributions from Alberta may be considered based on the impact potential, feasibility, and strategic relevance of the proposed projects in consultation with provincial government partners. This will include assessing proposals that are ranked highly in the CIHR competition but do not meet the federal funding cut-off.

To facilitate the rapid timeline, and be considered for this additional opportunity, we ask that Alberta-based applicants forward a copy of their final application to the Alberta Innovates contact below, immediately after submitting it to CIHR.


Nicole Mardis 
Senior Business Partner, Health
Direct: 780-429-7652