UM researchers get $9.4M for COVID-19 rapid response grants and clinical trials
Research Manitoba has announced $3.8M in research funding to support recipients of the Manitoba COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition and eight Manitoba clinical trials related to COVID-19 and applied health research. All recipients are UM researchers in: the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Arts.
This funding has leveraged a further $5.6M from Research Manitoba partners to provide a total of $9.4M to support this essential work.
The finding includes $2.2M for Research Manitoba to fund 13 Rapid Response Grants and to partner on one Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Operating Grant from the COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. Additional funding to support these grants comes from partnerships with:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – $1,589,795
- CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) – $122,154
- Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) – $50,000
- Total leveraged from partners – $1.8M
Additionally, $1.6M will support Manitoba’s participation in, and/or lead on, eight clinical trials related to COVID-19 led by Dr.Ryan Zarychanski, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. Additional funding to support these clinical trials comes from partnerships with:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – $3.57M
- CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF) – $100,000
- Victoria General Hospital Foundation (VGHF) – $100,000
- Total leveraged from partners $3.77M
“Our government is committed to keeping Manitobans healthy and safe, especially as we navigate the current global pandemic. Manitoba is home to a highly-skilled, world-class research community who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. This funding partnership with Research Manitoba will provide substantial financial support for cutting-edge research and clinical trials to address the effects of this virus,” say the Hon. Cameron Friesen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living.
The list of Manitoba COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition recipients is available here.