Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Queen’s SARS CoV-2/COVID-19 Research Opportunity

Rapid Response

FAQs

April 3, 2020

1. Who is eligible to apply?

Principal Investigators must be Queen’s tenured, tenure-track, or clinical faculty with protected research time.

Co-investigators must hold a faculty appointment at Queen’s.

Other team members may be Queen’s tenured, tenure-track, or clinical faculty with protected research time, adjuncts, research associates, students, post-doctoral fellows, etc.

2. Are researchers from other institutions eligible to apply?

Researchers from other institutions may participate in a project and may be listed as team members, but they are not eligible to apply, nor will they or their institutions receive funds.

3. How many applications can I be involved with?

A researcher may apply as a Principal Investigator on only one application per competition, and may apply only once as a Co-investigator or team member per competition.

4. Can I apply for Competition 1 and Competition 2?

In Competition 1, researchers may apply once as Principal investigator and once as a Co-investigator or team member.

Researchers may also apply to Competition 2, once as Principal Investigator and once as a Co-investigator or team member. If a researcher is awarded funding in Competition 1 as a Principal Investigator they are not eligible to apply as a Principal Investigator in Competition 2.

5. How many rapid response awards can I hold?

A researcher may hold only one Rapid Response award as Principal Investigator, either from Competition 1 or from Competition 2.

6. May the funds be used to pay graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or research associates?

Yes, the funds may be used to support graduate students, post-doctoral fellows or research associates, provided the funds are not used to replace funding currently being used to support the graduate student, post-doctoral fellow and/or research associate.

Address the need for the funding in the Budget section of the application.