NFRFR 2022 Special Call - Research for Post-pandemic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has had differential impacts on individuals, communities, and countries, intensifying the inequalities that existed before this crisis. Globally, numerous voices have been advocating for “building back better” rather than a return to the status quo as the world emerges from this pandemic. 

In November 2020, the United Nations released the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery which encourages “targeted research for data-driven responses that focus particularly on the needs of people being left behind.” The Roadmap is built on the premise that innovative and interdisciplinary solutions are needed to account for the interdependence of people and recovery efforts. 

The goal of this Special Call is to mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient postpandemic reality. It will support a diverse portfolio of projects that directly address one or more of the research priorities outlined in the Roadmap, including any of the UN’s priorities and subpriorities, including but not limited to the “quick-win”, “best-buy” and “game-changer” priorities. 

By funding research that directly responds to the UN Roadmap, NFRF will be part of a cohesive international research effort to address global socio-economic inequities that have been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.


$250,000/year for two years (Including indirect costs) 

Projects awarded funding through this Special Call may be eligible for supplemental funding from one or more partner organizations.


For eligibility information click here


For criteria information click here


  • A notice of intent is due April 26, 2022
  • Full application to be submitted by August 9, 2022
  • Apply using Convergence Portal and follow the instructions outlined in the NOI and full application guides

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Agency Name: 
Government of Canada
Contact Name: 
Emma Deering
Grant Amount: 
$250,000/year for two years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: