The COVID-19 May 2020 Rapid Research application period has now closed and we would like to thank Canada’s health research community for responding so quickly to this call. Over 1,500 applications were submitted to this competition, which will now move to the peer review phase.

In the weeks and months ahead, the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, which was launched by the Prime Minister on April 23, will be issuing its own calls for expressions of interest. Given that some of the work that falls within its mandate is also within the scope of the current CIHR competition, CIHR and the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force have agreed to collaborate in supporting a subset of grants in the current CIHR competition.