Invitational call for proposals: COVID-19 Recovery Research Program

Research that is supported through this program will:

  • increase understanding of social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts of the pandemic and of the associated public health and civil measures; and
  • increase understanding of the mental and physical health impacts of the pandemic and of the associated measures.

February 8, 2021 update

On November 27, 2020, we launched a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Research Queries. The Call for EOIs and Research Queries is now closed.

The Leadership Team has reviewed and adjudicated the submissions and has selected EOIs to advance to the full proposal stage. Applicants who have received a letter of invitation are now eligible to submit a proposal, based on the research proposed in their EOI.

Research queries were also reviewed and evaluated by the Leadership Team. Applicants whose queries were prioritized will be contacted shortly to discuss options for advancing research on the questions they submitted.

Available funding

Up to $75,000 per project.

How to apply

Expression of Interest

If you were invited to complete a proposal based on a successful Expression of Interest submission:

  1. Download and complete the:
  2. Answer any specific questions or recommendations that were issued by the Leadership Team as well as guidance found within the instructions for applicants.
  3. Submit your proposal and attachments to by March 31, 2021, at 4:59 p.m.

Research queries

Successful query applicants will be contacted shortly to discuss next steps.

Confirm your research mode

Yukon’s COVID-19 Research Recovery Program recognizes the need for Indigenous self-determination in research and the important role that Yukon First Nations play in research, from shaping research carried out by others to leading research projects according to their own traditions, in order to ensure the results to support and advance well-being in their communities. This program recognizes a spectrum of participation that reflects how communities choose to participate in research, and emphasizes the importance of engaging communities at the onset of a project in order to select the mode that best fits the project’s individual needs.

You must choose a research mode that aligns with how your research project will be conducted:

  • Indigenous-led: Projects are led, developed, designed and implemented by Indigenous organizations or researchers
  • Partnership-based: Projects are co-developed, co-designed and co-produced by project partners including researchers and knowledge-users
  • Researcher-led: Projects are led by researchers and may be co-developed or co-designed but are not co-implemented

You selected a research mode when you submitted your EOI, but your letter of invitation may have included some feedback on whether this mode is the best option for your research topic. Read the research modes information sheet to learn more about the modes and to understand how each mode will be evaluated.

Important dates

  • March 31, 2021: Deadline for submission of full proposals
  • Anticipated the week of April 30, 2021: Notice of awards

Proposal and program resources and information

Proposal materials

Program materials

Additional resources


If you have questions about the program or need help with your application email or phone Sabrina Kinsella 867-332-7161 or Dr. Aynslie Ogden 867-335-9058.