Internal funding for coronavirus research

Internal funding for coronavirus research

More Confronting COVID-19 Stories Vice-Principal (Research) launches funding competition for medical and social coronavirus-related solutions.

By Melinda Knox, Associate Director, Research Profile and Initiatives

March 30, 2020


Queen's research

In response to the international COVID-19 pandemic, the Vice-Principal (Research) has launched an internal initiative to fund and support research projects that will contribute to the development, testing, and implementation of medical or social countermeasures to mitigate the rapid spread of the virus and its negative consequences on global communities.

Open to Queen’s faculty, the competition will invest $200,000 ($10,000-$50,000 per project) in research across the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities that align with medical and social/policy countermeasures inspired by World Health Organization recommendations.

“In this time of global crisis, our research community is driven to work together to find creative and innovative solutions to address SARS CoV-2/COVID-19,” says Kimberly Woodhouse, Interim Vice-Principal (Research). “This rapid response competition will provide the funding and support our researchers need to mobilize teams and resources quickly and efficiently.”

 The competition will fund two waves of applications, with the first deadline on April 17 (decisions released April 27) and the second on May 15 (decisions released May 25). 

For information on eligibility, how to apply, and the list of medical and social/policy countermeasures with which projects must align, please visit the Vice-Principal (Research) website.