Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund

The Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund provides research institutions with funding to contribute to global efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals that:

  • contribute to the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak to mitigate the rapid spread and its potential negative consequences
  • provide evidence to inform the clinical and public health response (including, but not limited to, research in medical, social and policy countermeasures), or inform decision-making and planning at the provincial, national and international levels
  • are highly feasible with immediately achievable and important results

Timeline and Funding amount: The earliest start date is January 1, 2020 and the project can be up to 2 years in length. There is no maximum funding amount, however there are caps on certain expense categories. Please consult the ORF-RE Round 10 guidelines for specific limits.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your Expression of Interest using the attached Word template to Western Research at david.tweddell@uwo.ca by Friday, April 24th by 3 p.m.
  2. Western Research will submit the EOI on your behalf.
  3. Within 2-3 days, you will be notified by Western Research if you have been invited to submit a full application.
  4. If invited to apply, you will have 1 week to turn around the full application. The full application consists of a detailed budget and a three page research proposal.

Should you have any questions please contact David Tweddell (david.tweddell@uwo.ca) or Alda O’Grady (aogrady6@uwo.ca)

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Kueneman, Karen
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