Submit an Expression of Interest: COVID-19 Recovery Research Program

We are asking for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to conduct research that will support Yukon’s recovery from the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are looking for research projects that:

  • increase the 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.

We encourage those with research needs, but who are unable to complete an EOI, to submit a Research Query. Applicants who submit a Research Query may receive assistance either in the form of identifying potential research partners they may be able to collaborate with to develop an EOI and/or by addressing research needs within a future targeted call for proposals.

Who can apply

  • Governments (federal, territorial, municipal)
  • Indigenous governments and organizations
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Businesses and industry organizations
  • Non-profit organizations

Available funding

Up to $75,000 per project.

How to apply

If you have a research question and you want assistance finding partners to work with:

  1. Download and complete the Research Query template.
  2. Submit the application form by December 11, 2020.
    Email: osa@gov.yk.ca

If you have a research question but do not want to develop and lead the project:

  1. Download and complete the Research Query template.
  2. Submit the application form by January 8, 2021.
    Email: osa@gov.yk.ca

If you have a research project you want to develop and lead:

  1. Chose a research mode. See below for more information.
  2. Download and complete the Expression of Interest form.
  3. Submit the application form by January 8, 2021.
    Email: osa@gov.yk.ca

Choose a 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

Read the research modes information sheet to learn more about the modes and to understand how each mode will be evaluated.

Important dates

December 11, 2020: Deadline for submissions of Research Queries for those who are seeking partners.

December 11 to 18, 2020: Recommendations regarding partnerships offered to those seeking assistance.

January 8, 2021: Deadline for submission of EOIs and Research Queries for those who do not want to develop and lead a project to address the identified research need.

Anticipated the week of January 25, 2021: Invitations to submit full proposals are issued to successful EOI applicants. A targeted call for proposals to address prioritized Research Queries is also issued.

Anticipated March 15, 2021: Deadline for submission of full proposals.

Anticipated the week of April 5, 2021: Notice of awards.

To be determined: Second call for EOIs and Research Queries

Additional resources and information

Contact: 

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