Centre for Research on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies - Investments

As announced on January 14, 2022, the CRPPHE has ongoing funding from the Government of Canada to help advance Canada’s emergency preparedness by identifying and filling critical gaps related to preventing, preparing for, and responding to health emergencies. This includes knowledge sharing, research coordination, capacity-building, and proactive investments in research and research infrastructure as well as supporting research in times of emergency.

The CRPPHE’s investments are guided by an Interim Investment Plan 2023–2025 that was developed through engagement with federal, provincial and territorial governments, academia, and non-governmental sectors, including CIHR Institutes, and has been endorsed by the CRPPHE Steering Committee. A long-term investment plan is under development that will take stock of COVID-19 lessons learned activities that have been undertaken or are underway across Canada and internationally as well as broader engagement with stakeholders. Until this long-term strategy is finalized, the Interim Investment Plan 2023–2025 will inform CRPPHE investment decisions.

While the CRPPHE was founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of its activities goes beyond a single health crisis. The CRPPHE addresses health emergencies and pandemics by supporting high-quality research, training and building capacity, and mobilizing robust research evidence to support decision-making. Its efforts will contribute to ensuring Canada has an emergency-ready health research system that will protect the health of all Canadians.

CRPPHE research investments since the Centre was formally established by the Government of Canada in January 2022
Funding opportunity Application deadline Status Funds provided by CRPPHE
Fellowship : Fall 2024 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) October 2, 2024 Ongoing  
Project Grant : Fall 2024 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) Registration deadline: August 14, 2024 Ongoing  
Application deadline: September 11, 2024 Ongoing  
Catalyst Grant : Avian Influenza One Health Research (Catalyzing One Health Research on Avian Influenza) July 11, 2024 Closed  
Other : Health System Impact Fellowship February 22, 2024 Closed  
Catalyst Grant : Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Report February 22, 2024 Results $496,020
Project Grant : Spring 2024 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) Registration deadline:
February 7, 2024
Results (Pandemics and Health Emergencies Research: Multi-Year Funding) $900,000
Results (Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies Research) $2,500,000
Application deadline:
March 6, 2024
Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute/Initiative Community Support (ICS) - (Winter 2024 Competition) February 1, 2024 Results $179,720
Master's Award: CIHR Strategic Master’s Award December 14, 2023 Results $70,000
Team Grant: Lung Health

November 16, 2023

Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform (2024/2025) Registration deadline: November 15, 2023 Closed  
Application deadline:
February 1, 2024
Operating Grant: Addressing Infectious and Congenital Syphilis in Canada (Infectious and Congenital Syphilis in Canada: Implementation and Intervention Research Response)

Registration deadline:
October 12, 2023

Application deadline:
November 27, 2023

Results (general pool) $750,000
Results (general pool)
Results (general pool)
Other: Travel Awards – Institute Community Support

October 11, 2023

Results $36,000
Doctoral Research Award: Fall 2023 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

November 21, 2023

Results $420,000
Fellowship : Fall 2023 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) October 5, 2023 Results $930,000
Team Grant: Strengthening the Health Workforce for System Transformation Registration deadline:
October 5, 2023
Results (Public Health Workforce) $1,493,647
Results (Rural and Remote Health Workforce)
Application deadline: November 9, 2023    
Project Grant : Fall 2023 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) Registration deadline:
August 17, 2023
Results (Pandemic Preparedness and Health emergencies) $2,300,000
Results (Global Health Research) $600,000
Results (Antimicrobial Resistance – Bridge Grant) $261,520
Application deadline:
September 14, 2023
Other: Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS (Institute/Initiative Community Support (Summer 2023 Competition))

July 25, 2023

Results $20,000
Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net) Extension June 29, 2023 Closed $ 1,000,000 Footnote 4
Other: Science Up First: Together Against Misinformation May 25, 2023 Results $1,500,000
Chair: Applied Public Health

Letter of Intent:
May 2, 2023

Full application:
October 4, 2023

Results (Applied Ethics in Health Emergencies) $3,450,000
Results (Pandemic and Health Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery)
Results (Behavioural Science and Community-Based Approaches to Address Mis-/Dis-Information)
CIHR REDI Early Career Transition Award May 3, 2023 Results $540,000
Other : Café Scientifique Program March 15, 2023 Results $6,000
Fellowship: Health System Impact Fellowship March 2, 2023 Results $35,000
Catalyst Grant: Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Report 2022 March 1, 2023 Results $100,000
Other : Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS (Institute/Initiative Community Support (Winter 2023 Competition)) February 21, 2023 Results $79,995
Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program February 16, 2023 Results $1,519,263 Footnote 1
Team Grant : Mpox (monkeypox) and zoonotic threats February 1, 2023

Results (Competition 202302MZ1)

$5,351,007 Footnote 3

Results (Competition 202302MZ3)

Results (Competition 202302MZ4)

Results (Competition 202302MZ5)

Operating Grant: Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Research Network November 23, 2022 Results $19,999,614 Footnote 3
Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation October 4, 2022

Results (Competition 202210PO2)


Results (Competition 202210PO7)

Results (Competition 202210PR5)

Operating Grant: Clinical Trials Projects July 5, 2022 Results $3,532,110
Indirect costs $883,029
Team Grant: Monkeypox Rapid Research Response September 7, 2022 Results $3,840,500 Footnote 2

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 ]

$4,080,000 Footnote 1
Project Grant: Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

September 14, 2022

Results (Fall 2022)


March 8, 2023

Results (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
CRPPHE research investments with a funding start date before the Center was formally established by Government of Canada in January 2022
Funding opportunity Application deadline Status Funds provided by CRPPHE
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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