PHAC – Infectious Disease and Climate Change Program – LOI
Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit
Memorial Deadline: No RGCS review required for the LOI
External Deadline: Thursday 10th, February 2022
The Infectious Disease and Climate Change (IDCC) Program delivers on federal government commitments on adaptation/resilience through its focus on preparing for and protecting Canadians from climate-driven infectious diseases that are zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted from animals and insects to humans), food-borne or water-borne. The Program supports actions on surveillance and monitoring, risk assessments, modelling, as
well as health professional education and public awareness activities.
The IDCC Program addresses the impact of climate change on human health in Canada by:
* increasing capacity to respond to the rising demands posed by climate-driven zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted from animals and insects to humans), food-borne and water-borne infectious diseases
* enabling Canadians and communities to have access to timely and accurate information to better understand their risks and take measures to prevent infection
* improving adaptation and resiliency to the health impacts of climate-driven infectious diseases, through surveillance and monitoring activities and access to education and awareness tools, to equip:
* Health professionals with the information they need to provide advice to their patients and clients on climate-driven infectious diseases
* Canadians and communities with the tools to protect themselves from the health risks
associated with climate-driven food-borne, water-borne and zoonotic infectious diseases
Available funding and timeline
Funds will be disbursed through a combination of single-year or multi-year funding agreements.
Multi-year projects are not to exceed three years and a maximum of $150,000 per year of funding.
LOI application deadline: 11:59pm; Thursday, February 10, 2022
LOI review and notification: February to May 2022
Full submission period: May to July 2022
Funding decision notification: January 2023
Anticipated project start date: April 2023
Full details, please visit the PHAC’s website.