The McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) is pleased to announce funding for an additional 20 projects in Round 2 of the MI4 Emergency COVID-19 Research Funding (ECRF) program. This brings the total number of ECRF projects funded to date to 36, with a total allocation of nearly $3 million in direct research funding.
Also, as part of Round 2 of the ECRF program, MI4 is pleased to provide $67,000 in matching support towards the Internal McGill COVID-19 Rapid Response for Social Sciences and Humanities competition led by the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) (VPRI). Though this competition an additional 12 projects have been funded.
These disbursements have been made possible by the generosity of multiple donors to the MUHC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund, totaling over $4.5 million to date, including $1.5 million for this round of funding alone. We would like to highlight the generosity of the following donors for their support: the Hewitt Foundation, the late Elspeth McConnell, the Trottier Family Foundation, A.Vogel, Alliance Quebec Chinese Association, Behavior Interactive , Mark Beaudet, John Blachford, Croix Bleue du Québec, , Future Electronics, Russell Hiscock, The Gulshan and Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation, James Cherry and Jane Craighead, the Henry and Berenice Kaufman Foundation, Peter Pascali, Power Corporation of Canada, the Mike and Valeria Rosenbloom Foundation, Francesco Saputo , Patricia Saputo, Murray Steinberg, Deirdre Stevenson, Maks and Diane Wulkan.
In addition, we are grateful for support from the Rossy Foundation to McGill University Advancement, as well as the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, for their support of projects at their respective sites as detailed below.
The community response to our call for COVID-19 research was outstanding with over 120 proposals received within 3 weeks of the call. We are deeply grateful to all the reviewers who have participated in the rapid review of these proposals.
Please join us in congratulating the following MI4 researchers on their successful submissions.
May 14 2020